Jets' Revis vows return to form after ACL surgery today

New York Post—October 16, 2012

Darrelle Revis has gone from shutdown corner to just shut down. But the Jets’ all-pro cornerback is confident he will recover fully from his season-ending knee injury and continue to be one of the best defensive players in football.

Revis is scheduled to have surgery this morning in New York to repair a torn ACL in his left knee, an injury he suffered three weeks ago in a win over the Dolphins. Revis said the doctors told him he should be able to jog again in 12-16 weeks. When he returns to a football field, Revis believes he will be his old self.

Yesterday was the first time Revis spoke to the media since suffering the injury on Sept. 23. He said he knew something was seriously wrong with his knee as soon as he fell to the ground. He had not been hit when the knee buckled.

“It felt like somebody had a knife and just cut through my knee,” Revis said.

The doctors soon told Revis he was done for the season. He plunged himself into researching the injury, speaking with several other players who have had an ACL tear.

The 27-year-old also interviewed several doctors before deciding on Dr. Russell Warren, the Giants team physician, at Hospital for Special Surgery. Revis will have a patellar tendon graft to fix the knee.

The normal recovery time for an ACL tear is 6-9 months, meaning Revis probably will not be ready to resume football activities until training camp next year.

“I never had an injury like this, so this is all new for me as well,” Revis said. “But yeah, I’m a hard worker. I know I’m going to work my butt off and get back to where I need to be.”

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