Return to Sport and Performance After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in National Football League Linemen

@article{Cinque2017ReturnTS,
  title={Return to Sport and Performance After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in National Football League Linemen},
  author={Mark E. Cinque and Charles P. Hannon and Daniel D. Bohl and Brandon J. Erickson and Nikhil N. Verma and Brian J. Cole and Bernard R. Bach},
  journal={Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={5}
}
Background: Tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are common in the National Football League (NFL). The impact of these injuries on the careers of NFL linemen is unknown. Purpose: To define the percentage of NFL linemen who return to sport (RTS) after ACL reconstruction, the mean time to RTS, and the impact on performance compared with matched controls. Study Design: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. Methods: Data on NFL offensive and defensive linemen who sustained an ACL tear and… 

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