How to know you've injured your anterior cruciate ligament
A famous football injury due to the number of high profile players who've been victims of it. Years ago this would end a player's career. Major improvements in treatment techniques means a quicker & safer return to the pitch these days.
PA ImagesSuccessfully returning to the pitch, Owen puts his knee to the test playing for Newcastle against his former club, Liverpool. The training that professional players do after injury makes them come back even stronger than before. An injured player needs to be dedicated and show great commitment. Even though the modern footballer can recover from most injuries, it still needs a lot of hard work for this to happen. Another thing to take into consideration is the psychological aspect of a serious injury. Players never really know they are fully recovered, until they take a hit in a tackle and get back to their feet.