Originally Posted by CloakNNNdagger
Experience has shown that teams usually freely report the major damage to the ACL but seldom include the full extent of "collateral damage." There is one aspect of Cushing's situation that would have me concerned over the "typical" ACL injury..........and that is the mechanism involved leading to the injury.
The "typical" mechanism involves NON-CONTACT. In fact 80% of all ACL tears fall under this category. Cushing's involved CONTACT. In other words, the violent active unnatural external forces he experienced compliments of Matt Slauson very likely would have applied significant additional stresses to his knee joint, thus encouraging more distraction and displacement of the femur and tibia which make up the knee joint than would have occurred with the more limiting passive forces seen in a non-contact injury...........thus more damage to other supportive ligaments (MCL, LCL, PCL) and cartilaginous structures (medial meniscus, lateral meniscus).
But I seem to recall instances of player injury in the past where the reports would state that 2 or maybe even all 3 ligaments were torn/damaged and would require surgical repair, as contrasted to Cushings situation where there was explicit mention of just the ACL ?