Personal Narrative: Rehabbing

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When I was eleven years old, I tore my anterior cruciate ligament, more commonly known as the ACL while playing in a football game. Being only eleven years old, this was a pretty unusual injury as most ACL tears do not happen until mid to later teens. Hearing that I tore my ACL was pretty devastating. I did not know much about it, but I knew enough to know I would be out of sports for a long time. The next nine months of my life were spent with one goal in mind: getting back to sports. When I look back on the months post-surgery, it really makes me realize how much the event influenced me. Rehabbing was one of the most intensive experiences of my life thus far. It was a lot of work doing the exercises every day, but when I finally was cleared
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