WASHINGTON – In a city where attention has been focused on the knee injuries of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, the fact remains that the athletes most likely to tear their anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL) are teenage girls.
As a result, the sports with the worst record of ACL tears are ones in which girls have to jump, land and pivot.
About 150,000 ACL injuries occur in the United States each year, according to the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.
Have a question about ACLs or conditioning and strength-training?
Beginning at 1 p.m., April 12, Mike Hill, director of sports performance at Georgetown University will be taking readers’ questions live.
Hill has been at Georgetown since 2004. He has worked at Episcopal High School in Virginia, Potomac High School in Virginia, and The Catholic University of America in D.C.
Hill has a bachelor’s of arts in health promotions and a minor in coaching from the University of Northern Iowa while also holding a master’s degree in sports industry management from Georgetown University.