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ACL Tear: Every Athlete’s Nightmare

ACL Tear: Every Athlete’s Nightmare

Gator Staff

October 6, 2014

As a competitive athlete who grew up in this new world order, I'm a believer in performing to the best of my ability—and at the highest level of play. But since my ACL injury, I’ve acquired a new perspective on the competitive sports system for young adults. I have even begun to question whether it makes sense for young men and women to be participating at a level of play that heightens the risk of enduring such traumatic injuries.