ACL Tear (Injury)

When it comes to injuries… I am sure most if not all of you have heard of an ACL tear. If you are not completely sure of what an ACL tear is, then you have come to right place because I plan on explaining it. 


First comes First.. What is an ACL tear? 

  • A torn anterior cruciate ligament in the knee. 

How does one tear their ACL?

  • Most prominent in sporting activities
  • It can occur when your foot is planted on the ground and force strikes it while your leg is straight or slightly bent
  • It can occur when changing direction rapidly
  • or when landing from a jump

Oh yeah, you remember now.. athletes who have torn their ACL end up gone for the majority of the season, right?

  • Yes, this is quite correct. Considering it will usually end in surgery and takes a while for recovery.

Common Sports in which we see ACL Tears?

  • Basketball, football, soccer & tennis 

Common signs that you might have an ACL Tear? 

  • Swelling, possible popping sound, unable to bend knee, weak leg muscles 
  • Although everyone is different will sometimes show different signs (more or less)

What is recovery time during an ACL tear?

  • They say typically 6-9 months .. but again this could be estimated up or down

For more information about a torn ACL, please check this website out:


Let me know in the comments if any of you have experiences a Torn ACL, and what it was like for you. As always share, like and follow. For more injuries to be aware of, click: here


Oh and specialist (Doctors, Physical therapist, etc) please feel free to leave any comments or helpful tips. 


Your Fitness Blogger,

Shay-lon xxo


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Hello! College graduate in exercise science and ACSM Certified Personal Trainer. My blog has all kinds of fun topics, something for everyone who is anyone that involves themselves with fitness. I like to think of fitness as a confidence booster, something to make us feel good and look good & pushes us to do things that make us feel more productive, unstoppable and stronger mentally and physically. My blog focuses on building people, and helping people see their true potential, while also sharing my journey with workouts, competing with powerlifting, and sharing how to's on workouts, so you step inside the gym with more knowledge. I don't know everything but I am on a voyage to build my character, my strength and work on my weaknesses --- with awesome people in my corner who support me and my goals. I plan on being your cheerleader, friend, coach and trainer all-in-one and most of all, I want to be your listener, the person who can listen and gain more knowledge about you and learn what makes fitness important to you; what's your why! (Your why will carry you to the finish line). It's important to have purpose for something, because you will need that purpose when you start to give up on yourself or want to quit. "Don't let the fire that guides you, dim" - Shay-lon Besides the fitness stuff, I reside in Ohio, love dogs and love pizza. Typical 26 year old trying to build an empire that brings out the best in others and makes me the best person I can be in all aspects in my life. Before I die, I want a reason to live, and I was given that reason each day I am able to wake up --- I have learned to not take life for granted and to explore as much as possible because to live with zero regrets would be fantastic! "I've conquered many things, but I still have much to learn about life, because nobody can know everything. & every battle is different" - Shay-lon

11 thoughts on “ACL Tear (Injury)

  1. I had surgery in Jan 2016 for an ACL year, inflammation under the knee cap and torn meniscus. Let’s just say it was not a pretty recovery. This was on my right knee. Now I possibly injured my other knee but I injured it years ago so it may just be aggravating an old injury. Hoping it’s not something more serious. Awesome informational post.

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    1. Thank you for sharing this! wow! Because of your ACL tear, do you think there is a chance you could tear it again after having it happen? I have heard of people getting their ACL torn and it happens again .. I don’t know if is bad luck or just a higher chance since now it has already happened. How long was your recovery?

      Thanks for stopping by, appreciate it 🙂


      1. I actually do not know. I was told that it was repaired but was never warned about it happening again. I would have to ask my orthopedic dr and see what he says. I’m deadlifting again to prepare to compete but it is taking a little while longer to bring my weight back up to where it was. I was on crutches for what seemed like forever. I wasn’t fully released back to fully deadlifting until 9 months after the surgery. I had to build up my confidence though to start deadlifting again as I had fears of reinjuring it.

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      2. Yes, I can understand that. I am happy that you are able to compete though, this is good, and hopefully you keep working on that deadlift and confidence, that will be important.


  2. Never torn my ACL. However every other week I have watch a family get the news that their daughter torn her ACL. It so common that the family are not that sad. Sometimes the second tear during senior there is some disappointment.

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    1. Is it normal for that to happen, to tear your ACL and it happen again? like that seems very unsatisfying ..
      I am so happy I have yet to have that injury, from what people have told me, recovery isn’t so pretty either.


    1. Do you feel that this particular injury can be avoided in most sports? especially the more common sports that it occurs in, such as basketball, football, soccer and tennis? or do you think it just comes with the fact they are physical sports.


  3. ACL like most things, you can significant reduce you chances. I think we spent so much time researching the causes and long term effects. Over analyzing the fact that proper training is the key.

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