ACL Injuries Down Dan Leberfeld

According to Barry Wilner of the Associated Press, ACL injuries are down in the NFL this year, compared to the previous few seasons.

“ACL injuries are down, the NFL has told its Health and Safety Advisory Committee, “wrote Wilner. “In a memo to the committee sent earlier this week and obtained by The Associated Press, the league said research showed there were 30 ACL injuries in games through the preseason and first 13 weeks of the schedule. There were 39 such injuries in 2012, 35 in 2011, 37 in 2010, and 31 in 2009.

“There was an increase in medial collateral ligament injuries (MCL), from 74 in 2012 to 89 in games this season through 13 weeks. But there were 106 MCL injuries in 2011, 89 in 2010 and 103 in 2009.”