my story

by Ann
(Alabama)

I am 13 years old and have recently torn my ACL during a basketball practice. I jumped up for a layup and heard a sort of pop in my knee. Since the year before I had had another surgery on my ankle for OCD in the talus and hadn't been able to play, I decided to push through. Through the rest of the practice, everytime i would cut my body would go one way and my left knee the other. I talked to the trainers and they couldnt give me an answer. I had no range of motion so they had me sit out a game. I was able to walk and didnt realize how bad it was until i tried to warmup for a game. There was a huge pop as i jumped for a rebound so I knew I would have to stop. After an MRI, it revealed my left ACL was torn. This was about 3 weeks ago and it has been very hard. Not many people understand what it is like, and i just have to trust God that this will go well. I am having my surgery with the cadaver on Thursday. I have no idea what the rehab will be like but I know it will be hard. After reading these stories, i know that I will make it. Unfortunately, i will miss tryouts for jv and varsity. Hopefully, in 6th months i will be good to play.

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Aug 20, 2015
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Nicely Written NEW
by: Rachelle Scott

It is not always worth the discomforts of major surgery to get minor recovery.
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May 12, 2012
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ACL Reconstruction NEW
by: Kelsey

I tore my ACL playing indoor soccer making a cut with the ball. I'm 11 and know how hard it is not to play. I don't even like to go watch. I had surgery and have been in rehab three days a week for five months. It's best to just focus on other things. I'm getting all A's and am in the spring play at school which I would not have done if I was still in soccer.

Dec 07, 2011
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My ACL Injury NEW
by: Mikayla

The exact same thing happened to me! 6 months ago I tore my ACL I am 13 and it it the most devastating thing for me because basketball has always been m life and not being able to play really makes you want to be even better when you return and I know I just have to let it heal at its own rate hope you get back very soon



Nov 15, 2011
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age 13 soccer player Australia
by: Anonymous

I had managed to gain a scholarship with the Australian soccer association and while playing in the national championships for the skilleroos I had a collision with the goal keeper, my knee took the full impact and I was out for the rest of the tournament. 2 weeks later and after some physio work I was fit again (so I thought!) I played again and when leaning on my left knee it completley gave way. I went for an MRI and it came up that my ACL was torn off. I had my knee recontrcution last week 7th Nov 2011 and I'm now starting the long road to recovery. I want to get back to the level I was at and try to get back on the pathway I had worked so hard to get on in the first place. Is there any stories out there of any young kids who have had the surgey and went on to play professional or a high level in any sport?
Anyway my dressings come off next week and hopefully I can get rid of the crutches. What I have been told tht if you rush back it wil probably happen again so I intend to give it 11-12 months before I play again.

Christian
Melbourne

Apr 16, 2011
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it gets better
by: Anonymous

keep your head up!dont slack off with your rehab, work hard so you can get back!

Jan 31, 2011
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Don't rush back to soon
by: Brian

My daughter at the age of 13 tore her ACL and meniscus in March 2010 during a soccer game. Worked hard in rehab for 9 months, doctor cleared her to play in December, got into her first game on January 8th and tore her ACL again within the first 15 minutes. Daughter is now 14 and needs to have another ACL replacement. Take your time with rehab and do not rush back to soon. Good luck.

Jan 31, 2011
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ME TOO!
by: Jael

I know how you feel!

I tore my acl playing soccer in sep. None of my team understood how I felt. Its an awful feeling! but just keep working and then you will be playing again. And just think now that you have had this injury you will understand someone who is going through it, and will make them feel better!

Keep up the good work!!!!

Jan 30, 2011
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Keep you Chin Up
by: Anonymous

My daughter torn her ACL August 24th, 2010 in a league basketball game. She had just started Volleyball season and was getting some Varsity playing time. She was devastated as the predicted recovery time was minimum 6 months, which means she would miss her freshman year of basketball. When she was the 8th planned player on Varsity. She did rehab prior to her surgery to ensure she had full range of motion and a good mental state going in. She had surgery Oct 11th, she worked so hard, she was given a partial release to play basketball on December 9th, 2010, just 2 months after surgery. She was given a full released on December 29th, 2010. She played her first JV and Varisty game January 8th, 2011. She has sense gotten playing time on both JV and Varsity for 8 games. She still does her rehab and is about 85% where she was prior to injury. He has been both tough mentally and physically. But she was mentally prepared to work hard and get herself back in the game.

Jan 30, 2011
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i know how you feel
by: Anonymous

i tore mine during bball too!its terrible sitting and watching.no one understands on the team

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