Mason Smith

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  1. TCUTiger

    TCUTiger Founding Member

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    Yes, like 3 inches!
     
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    Hou-duco Founding Member

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    He must of had some prior structural damage in that knee. Just jumping straight up like did should have not caused an ACL injury.
     
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  3. Jmg

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    this is correct. i also tore my ACL, playing soccer. my recovery is 99-100%. the modern athlete can expect basically 100% performance in the future.

    when i tore mine over a decade ago it was a calendar year injury, now it can be 7 months for fit athletes
     
  4. TCUTiger

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    Did not look like weird landing, wonder if shoe stuck in turf?
     
  5. tigerace

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    It was freakish injury. He jumped up, celebrating by himself, about 3 inches off the ground, and when he landed on his toes, it "tweaked" by like 1 inch. No real visible collapsing of the knee, etc... Then he grabbed it. I'm not sure you could do that again and get injured in 10,000 attempts.
     
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    Yet it happened twice in the span of a year to two of our better athletes
     
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  7. Jmg

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    it also happened to tampa kicker martin grammatica, jumped to celebrate, tore ACL. its uncommon but not vanishingly rare
     
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    I've seen it enough to know immediately what happened.
     
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  9. shane0911

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    Yep, I saw him hop at live speed after the play, after he had hurt it and I said "oh no"

    When they showed the replay and I saw it was non-contact I said "oh shit"
     
  10. tigerace

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    If I am not mistaken, didn't Ted Ginn Jr run back a kick off for a TD on the first play of the 2007 NC game against LSU, only to tear an ACL in the ensuing celebration? Different celebration than Smith's, but man, you gotta be careful
     

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