49ers' Kyle Williams recovers from ACL setback

March 27, 2013

Topic: common football injuries

49ers' Kyle Williams recovers from ACL setback

San Francisco 49ers' wide receiver, Kyle Williams, is back on his feet. After tearing his ACL, one of the common football injuries, four months ago, Williams seems to have recovered fully.

Participating in physical therapy may help athletes who have suffered an orthopaedic tear best get back on the playing field.

In 2010, the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery published a study concluding that patients who underwent physical therapy right after reconstructive ACL surgery had better recovery results than those who relied on a knee brace to support the healing process.

Williams has remained active since his surgery, which may have led to his successful recovery.

"Ran today first time since surgery and felt great #speed," Williams tweeted to his followers. 

The injury cut Williams' season short last year. Especially because Kendall Hunter, 49ers running back, tore his Achilles tendon at the same time that Williams was debilitated, the team experienced a real loss because of the injury.

According to a Mercury News Report, however, Williams plans to rejoin his teammates when they start training camp in July.

ACL injuries are pervasive in athletics. Every year in the U.S., there are about 250,000 ACL injuries, according to the Upper Valley Sports Education Foundation.

By remaining physically active in the recovery process, as Williams has done, there may be a greater likelihood of successful healing.

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