MLB, NBA, NFL

ACL tears are a crazy thing

It’s probably the most common serious injury in sports, and we see it at such bizarre times.  It doesn’t occur when guys get hit in the knee, twist it in a strange way, or bend it in the wrong direction.  It just happens while athletes are doing the same normal things they do every day of their lives.  Here’s some great footage from mlb.com of Mariano Rivera going down yesterday.

And here’s how it happened to Derrick Rose last week:
http://youtu.be/bWdyaMV0goU
And Wes Welker two years ago:

Back to Rivera, the big topic today is whether or not this may end his career.  I think it’s a ridiculous question.  There is a 100% chance that he will pitch again for the Yankees.  Now it’s quite possible that his comeback as a 43 year old power pitcher with a shaky knee may be short lived and not very successful, but it absolutely will happen.

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