University of Louisville’s running back, Senorise Perry, will miss the rest of the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) that occurred during their game this past Saturday. The school confirmed this today at a press conference, and Coach Charlie Strong stated that Perry “didn’t take the news very well.”
Unfortunately, a torn ACL is a very common injury in high-level sports. After the ACL is surgically reconstructed, it takes 6-9 months for the reconstructed graft to fully incorporate into the body. This is why most athletes with an ACL rupture need 9 months or more to return to their sport. For more information on ACL injuries, see my patient education page on this subject.