Football season is underway and so are the injuries that can keep your favorite player from the next game or possibly put them out the whole season. When the reports come in you'll know what's going on and what that injury means by following this handy guide to common football-related injuries.
Football Injury #2 ACL/PCL/MCL/LCL TEARS
The anterior cruciate, medial collateral, posterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments are all located in the knee and serve different purposes. The ACL connects the thigh bone to the shin bone in the front of the knee, and is one of the most common injuries among NFL players. While a sprain could sideline a player for a few weeks, a tear can end a season. Among those who tore their ACLs in training camp this summer included Green Bay wide receiver Jordy Nelson, Dallas cornerback Orlando Scandrick and Carolina wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin.
"There's very few exceptions to the ACL being anything other than a season-ending injury if it's a tear," Mayer said.
The PCL is located behind the ACL, criss-crossing it to form an "X" in the center of the knee.
The MCL connects the thigh bone to the shin bone on the inner side of the knee, while the LCL connects the thigh bone to the top of the lower leg, or fibula, and is located on the outer side of the knee. MCL injuries are most common among offensive lineman and often require several weeks to recover.
Read the entire article from AOL Sports here: http://www.aol.com/article/2015/09/17/fan-guide-a-look-at-common-football-injuries/21237378/
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