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My 2nd ACL Reconstruction, Follow My Long Recovery Back


#1

Going to be honest wasn’t sure if this thread should be here or training logs, as I’m making this post to track my recovery as I regret not tracking my first recovery in enough detail. Also I’ll ask for advice when needed and give advice where I can.

On April 13th 2016 I ripped my left ACL playing american football, after a hamstring graft to reconstruct my ACL and a years worth of rehab I was back on the pitch playing again. Although my squat and deadlift weren’t as strong as they were pre injury they were still respectable (155kg and 180kg respectively).
I was back playing and performing well with my reconstruction not holding me back. However 5 games into the season (18th June 2017) I ripped my right ACL and badly sprained my MCL (this has been confirmed by an MRI). I am currently waiting my operation date to go through the whole process again.


#2

I have been down a similar road, did the R ACL twice. I was able to make it back and will be looking for updates on your recovery. I am currently dealing with OA in the R Knee and will get some posts up soon on how to manage training with these injuries.