The official website for European football

Knee injuries

Published: Wednesday 14 March 2007, 1.41CET
All players fear ACL and MCL injuries but what are they?
Published: Wednesday 14 March 2007, 1.41CET

Knee injuries

All players fear ACL and MCL injuries but what are they?

There are four ligaments in each knee, two cruciate ones at the front and back and collaterals on each side, with lesions occurring in any them if the knee is over-straightened. Damage to the anterior (front) cruciate ligament is the most serious and although the success rate for surgery is high and the player can soon be walking, it can take five to 12 months before they are back in training and running again.

Last updated: 28/09/14 1.43CET

http://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=519160.html#knee+injuries

UEFA.com features

How Guardiola made his mark at Barcelona
  • How Guardiola made his mark at Barcelona
  • Classic UEFA Champions League semi-finals
  • How Juventus got back to the top
  • Futre on futsal finals in Lisbon
  • 2002 Futsal Cup final: Where it all began
  • Sporting stalwart Benedito opens up
  • Greatest UEFA Champions League comebacks
  • Prudnikov wants Dina to make history again
  • Kairat's Joan targets trophy again
  • Snap shot: Ajax overturn 3-1 first-leg defeat
1 of 10
 
  • © 1998-2015 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.