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    JOHANNESBURG – World 400m record-holder Wayde van Niekerk has been ruled out for six months and will miss the 2018 Commonwealth Games after receiving surgery to his right knee at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wineturtle View Post
    Wayde van Niekerk has been ruled out for six months and will miss the 2018 Commonwealth Games after receiving surgery to his right knee at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado.
    If he's out 6 months before he can start training hard again, he's out for 2018. Way to go, rugby!
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    No WC next year, luckily for him. He wasn't going to WIC and said he was probably not running 400s next year. A shame, BTW, I was looking forward to watching him racing more 100s...
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    The most valuable pair of legs in the world, why not head out to an open field and play rugby, .. what could possibly go wrong ?
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    He'd just gotten married on October 29th, and was apparently on his honeymoon when this happened!
    Well, at least he'll be able to spend more time with his wife now---instead of being off training half the day---and can probably eat whatever she cooks for him, no training diet restrictions!

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    ADD: Is this basically the same injury that happened to Abbey D'Agostino in Rio??
    If it is, she just ran her first race (5K XC) after about 14 months lay-off!!
    So no 2018 for WVN!
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    I assumed such activities would not be allowed under their shoe contract.
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    Generally a torn ACL takes a year to eighteen months for an athlete to get back to 100%
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    Quote Originally Posted by beebee View Post
    Generally a torn ACL takes a year to eighteen months for an athlete to get back to 100%
    My son tore his ACL his senior year in HS (in his final HS game). He was going to redshirt his freshman year anyway but he was able to participate fully in pre season camp and play on the scout team his true freshman year. (TC started about 8 months after surgery). He ran indoor track his freshman year and did well but he said he wasn't fully 100% until spring football began which would have been 15 months after surgery.

    aaronk - I had read that D'Agostino had a setback somewhere along the way with her recuperation. That may have delayed things a bit.
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    Can someone give me an example of an elite sprint /agility athlete that fully recovered from a torn acl. I cant think of one. Yes, they come back, yes they can be competitive again, but full recovery ?.. i havent seen it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by user4 View Post
    Can someone give me an example of an elite sprint /agility athlete that fully recovered from a torn acl. I cant think of one. Yes, they come back, yes they can be competitive again, but full recovery ?.. i havent seen it.
    Is rushing for over 2000 yards in an NFL season the season after surgery considered competitive? If so, Adrian Peterson qualifies.
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