Rarely do people consider how much athletes put their bodies through to perform at the professional level. Sure, it sounds great to get paid to play the sport you love, however, athletes spend countless hours in the gym, conditioning and training. Rightfully so, athletes need all the strength training they can get to help prevent major and common injuries.
According to a leader in proactive wellness, Core Performance, 70% of ACL injuries occur during the planting and cutting movements used in all sports. In addition, girls and women are 4 to 10 times more likely than boys and men to sustain ACL injuries. However, as we’ve seen in professional sports, ACL tears can happen to even the best and strongest athletes.
Below is our list of top 5 sports related ACL injuries. Please be advised that some of the injuries listed are difficult to read or watch.
|Tom Brady with knee brace after ACL injury. Image by CBSSports.com|
Check out Tom Brady’s knee injury on YouTube.
Robert Griffin III (RG3)
|RG3 with support brace during practice. Image by NFL.com.|
See RG3’s knee injury against the Seattle Seahawks for yourself on YouTube.
|Tiger Woods experiencing knee pain. Image by ScientificAmerican.com.|
|Adrian Peterson with support knee brace after knee injury. Image by ABCNews.com.|
|Derrick Rose ACL support brace. Image by Madeira.org.|
Take a look at Derrick Rose’s devastating knee injury on YouTube. Which sports related injury do you think was the worst? Did we miss any? Share with us in the comments!
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Have a question about a particular knee brace? Contact us or comment below to ask your question or share your personal injury stories! Be sure to check back in the future for the 2nd part of this blog where we talk about how these amazing athletes are recovering from their ACL injuries.