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A Surgeon's Insight on Devon Allen

Portland Tribune—September 22, 2016

In an article recently written by Portland Tribune's Kerry Eggers, Samuel A. Taylor, MD, a sports medicine surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, answers questions about ACL tears. The article was prompted after Devon Allen, a multi-sport athlete as a wide receiver for the University of Oregon football team and member of the university's outdoor track and field team, tore his ACL during a game.

For example, Dr. Taylor answers this question: "Is there a general length of expected recovery time [from an ACL injury]?"

According to Dr. Taylor, "It's variable. We tell patients the average time is six to nine months. The typical high-profile athlete will shoot for a return to his sport in around six months."

To read more of the Q&A, visit PortlandTribune.com.


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