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Topic Title: ACL Injury Can be Devestating to a Young Player's Career
Created On: 08/21/2009 01:54 PM
 
 08/21/2009 01:54 PM

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MelissaDAmico

I have just finished reading an article about a High School basketball star who has been taken out for the season after suffering an injury to her ACL, requiring surgery. The player, Jess Harlee helped bring her High School basketball team to the state championship last year, but will miss a significant part of her senior season.
 
Reporter Katherine Dunn writes:
 
"The injury, she said, apparently was suffered in two parts while she was playing with her [url=http://www.knee1.com/topic/us/virginia/fairfax-county/fairfax-%28fairfax-virginia%29-PLGEO100101138020000.topic]Fairfax[/url] Stars Amateur Athletic Union team at the [url=http://www.knee1.com/topic/economy-business-finance/nike-incorporated-ORCRP010856.topic]Nike[/url] Nationals. The pop came on the simplest of moves when she was off the ball.
 
"I actually jumped and tried to grab a steal and I twisted my knee, but I ended up going back in and playing that game. I hit a three-pointer with like 40 seconds left to go, and that's what won the game."
 
To read the full article visit: [url=http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/high-school/bal-va.harlee21aug21,0,89938.story]http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/high-school/bal-va.harlee21aug21,0,89938.story[/url]
 
Has anyone here experienced an injury like this during their high school athletic career? Were you able to overcome it and return to the game?

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