ACL Injury Articles

The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is located in the interior of the knee and connects the thigh bone to the shin bone. It provides front-to-back stability for the knee. An ACL tear is a significant injury that most often occurs within high impact sports that involve jumping, pivoting and change of direction. An ACL tear requires surgery and extensive recovery. General rehabilitation time for an ACL tear is six months, and the recovery can be both physically and mentally challenging. STACK is the ultimate resource to help you get through an ACL injury and on the road to recovery.

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A College Basketball Player's Inspiring First-Hand Account of His ACL Injury, Rehabilitation and Return to the Court

Going into my senior year of high school I had just completed a grueling summer of basketball filled with camps, workouts, lifts, practices and AAU to...

After a Devastating Injury, Xavier PG Edmond Sumner is Ready to Prove Himself in The NBA

When Xavier made their run to the Elite Eight during March Madness, they did so without one of their best players. Edmond Sumner—a redshirt sophomo...

Zach LaVine Is Finally Running Again After Tearing His ACL

On Feb. 3, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine drove to the hole against the Detroit Pistons and landed awkwardly. The injury was diagnosed as a ...

5 NFL Stars Reveal How They Came Back Faster, Stronger And Better Following ACL Surgery

Tearing an ACL can feel like a football player's worst nightmare. All that blood, sweat and tears you put into your game are gone in an instant. No...

This Simple Test Will Tell You Whether You're at Risk for an ACL Tear

Find out if you're at risk for an ACL tear with the drop jump landing test. Often times as athletes we are only concerned with how high we jump or how...

Teddy Bridgewater Was Spotted Dropping Back and Throwing Passes Again

When Teddy Bridgewater went down in a heap during Minnesota Vikings training camp last summer, the result of a non-contact injury so gruesome it moved...

How Concussions Increase ACL Injury Rates

Yes–athletes who have had a concussion are experiencing more lower-body injuries, which includes the dreaded ACL tear. But why? How can a brain injury...

Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith Said He's Running a '4.5 40-Yard Dash' a Year After His Brutal Knee Injury

After missing his entire rookie season due to a severe knee injury, Jaylon Smith is looking good. Really good. The 21-year-old Dallas Cowboy...

Free Agent RB Danny Woodhead Is Running and Cutting Just Four Months After ACL Surgery

Danny Woodhead, the soon-to-be 32-year-old free agent running back, tore his ACL in the second game of the 2016 NFL season. He was lost for the season...

Skylar Diggins On Her Grueling ACL Recovery, a Whirlwind Off-Season and Why She's Finally Ready to Dominate

As the 2015 WNBA regular season wound down, Skylar Diggins was on a high. In her third season with the Tulsa Shock, the former Notre Dame point guard ...

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