Rob Henry Tears ACL
Recently, Purdue’s QB Rob Henry had torn the ACL in his right knee during a practice. Football is a sport that contains a numerous amount of cuts and planting. One wrong move can cause a serious injury. Last fall Purdue’s QB Robert Marve experienced that same ACL injury to his left knee. An ACL injury is crucial to any sports team. The anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL) prevents the femur from moving backward during weight bearing. The ACL also stabilizes the tibia against excessive internal rotation.
Henry suffered this injury while participating in a non-contact drill during a practice. Rob was finishing a run in a drill, and as he got to the end he was weaving and his knee buckled on him. Purdue coaches kept him out for the rest of practice. The Purdue Athletic Trainers informed Coach Danny Hope that this injury could be very significant. The Purdue coaching staff and athletic trainers are unsure how much time Henry will miss from the season, but they believe he will be missing the 2011 football season.
It is important to take immediate care of an ACL injury. Swelling begins within the first six hours of the injury. Using the PRICE method (PROTECT, REST, ICE, COMPRESSION & ELEVATION) will cause the swelling to go down. ACL injuries can cause the athlete’s knee to become unstable. The athlete can be out around 9 months with a ACL tear. During those 9 months of rehab it is very important that the athlete takes 100% care of their knee so they can return to play. Surgery is the first step in repairing the ACL. After surgery the athlete wears a brave for 3-5 weeks and then 4 to 6 months of rehab. After the athlete has completed rehab they should slowly start beginning workouts. If Rob Henry rushes back to playing injuring his knee is something that could happen. Rob Henry will not be 100% when he returns to play. It is a process that is going to take time, patience and support. An ACL tear can be season- ending depending on when the...