ACL Risk Reduction
There are many different mechanisms that cause ACL injuries. It needs to be noted that 70% of all ACL injuries are non-contact. This is that injury that you see where the athlete is all alone and the next thing you know, they are on the ground in pain. They do something that they have done many times before, but this time caused the injury. Below is an example of a non-contact ACL injury. Look at the athletes left knee.
Female athletes are around 6 times more likely to tear their ACL than a male athlete. Another way to look at that is that one out of every ten female college athletes will tear their ACL every year. Why does this happen?