The WASHINGTON POST: Dr. Clint Soppe weighs in on the Commanders’ Chase Young returning to practice
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Young has been sidelined for nearly a full year since suffering the injury in Week 10 last season, missing a total of 16 games.
“Ninety-nine percent of the time with an ACL tear, the ligament is reconstructed,” said Clint Soppe, an orthopedic surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles who is not involved in Young’s treatment. “A repair [a less invasive surgery to reattach the torn ligament] is extremely rare, and it’s only been done more recently. … Almost every high-level athlete who has an ACL tear gets a reconstruction.”