Is ACL surgery always necessary?
In any sport, whenever someone tears their ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament of the knee) everyone tends to think the worst. If operated on it is likely to be a 12-month injury (AFL players= 8.2-13 months). The reality is that many elite athletes worldwide have shown that it is possible to return to a high level of sport without an ACL or without having an ACL repair. Example 1: An elite English Premier League soccer player returned to play just 8 weeks after a full thickness A