Daily Chronicle—May 1, 2016
Reporter Jesse Severson covers Illinois running back Dre Brown’s second torn ACL in two years. Brown tore his left ACL last month and had torn his right ACL almost exactly a year prior. Robert G. Marx, MD, MSc, FRCSC, a sports medicine surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, talks to Jesse about medical implications of these injuries.
It's easier to come back from tearing each ACL once – as opposed to if Brown had torn his right ACL for the second time, said Dr. Marx.
According to Dr. Marx, the concept of being injury prone is a real thing. It stems from how an athlete plays the game, as well as other innate factors such as their balance, body alignment and physical makeup.
This article originally appeared at Daily-Chronicle.com.