What Can You Learn From the Knee Injury of Robert Griffin III? [Infographic]

Written on January 25, 2013 – 12:27 pm | by Brian Wallace |

Injuries in the sports world are hardly uncommon.  With rigorous training and intense seasons of play, it makes sense why our favorite athletes have their share of hospital and physical therapy visits.  One of the most recent injuries was that of NFL quarterback, Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins.  Griffin arguably has the most popular knee in the U.S. after he tore his ACL and LCL in a wildcard playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks.  Shortly thereafter, Griffin underwent an extensive surgery to repair his torn ligaments.

While you’re chances of tearing your ACL are minimal if you are a non-athlete (only 1 in 1000), tears in underage athletes are on the rise.  In 2011, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia reported an increase of 400% of underage athletes treated for ACL related injuries since 1999.  And with the cost of surgery to repair a torn ACL easily reaching to the $10,000 range, this surgery is not of little importance.

This infographic provided by Insurance Quotes gives insight into who is at risk for a torn ACL and what that damage means for them.

ACL injuries and knee surgery

From: Bankrate Insurance’s InsuranceQuotes.com

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