“It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts.” -Zig Ziglar

bradford-acl-USATSIRams QB Sam Bradford tore his ACL in a preseason game (brutal!) and will be out for the entire season. Definitely a major career setback in a contract year.

While this type of injury will require a long road to recovery, it is no longer an instant career ending one.

From Adrian Peterson, to Wes Welker and Derrelle Revis, athletes today are benefiting from major advancements in medical technology. Many are coming back stronger and more productive than before.

The actual procedure for reconstructing an ACL takes less than an hour. The rest of it happens outside the operating room in lonely gyms and training rooms, where the knee is brought back to health. It takes only about four weeks for the bones that hold the new ACL in place to heal. It takes much, much longer for the muscles around the ligament — the quadriceps, the hamstring, even the hip — to strengthen enough to protect that new ACL properly.”

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