Anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, injuries are painful and debilitating, and can be an unfortunate outcome of playing some of your favorite summer sports. They occur when the ACL ligament in the knee is over-stretched and tears, causing swelling and an inability to walk or continue your normal activities.
Surgery is often required for severe ACL tears, and whether you’re a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, this can be scary to consider. How long will it take me to recover? Will I be able to return to the field, track, or court again?