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Thread: Any Positive Outcome Stories of Pitchers post ACL surgery?

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    Default Any Positive Outcome Stories of Pitchers post ACL surgery?

    DD about to have ACL recon surgery.
    Can't find many stories of softball pitchers and ACL.
    Anyone?

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    How did she tear the ligament? I ask because the twisting motion commonly associated with an ACL tear is not part of the normal motion, which is why you don't hear much about ACL in picthers.

    If soccer players and basketball players can come back from it with all the twisting and full speed cuts they make, I would have to think a pitcher can.

    Someone my wife worked with was a WNBA trainer and Director of Player Performance, she developed a program for girls and ACL issues. Her website is no longer active but it was girlscanjump.com Her name is Laura Ramus. She is a Physical Therapist. If you google her or her website name you will find various blogs and youtube videos. maybe you will find some info there.

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    Sorry, no P ACL experiences, just catcher ACL recovery success stories, including my DD.
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    Hi,
    Tore in a collision running the bases.
    Nothing to do with pitching.

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    What would you like to know ?

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    The 18u team i coached this year included 3 players that had ACL issues in the past. SS from 2016. P from 2015. 3b from 2014. SS tore hers running the bases. P was during field hockey. 3b was during soccer. P and 3b played very well with virtually no signs of the injury. SS started off slow since she was just released in May but has shown consistent improvement all summer.
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    DD's first pitching coach came back from ACL to pitch at a JUCO, a lower level D1 and then finished out as an NAIA champion pitcher. She did tell her that after the ACL she quit hitting and focused on pitching only.

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    Rachel Garcia, UCLA ace pitcher tore her ACL during CIF playoffs her senior year of high school. She had surgery and had to sit out her freshman year. Wears a brace but arguably one of the best pitchers in college when she came back for the 2017 season. She is a very nice young woman, and I bet if your daughter reaches out to her, she will give her some advice and encouragement

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