These exercises will guide you from 3 months until 8 months post surgery. It is vital to faithfully adhere to the following program to avoid re-injury to the ACL reconstruction. Having a physical therapist or certified athletic trainer to help guide you through this program is often helpful.

Months 7-8: Return to Competition Phase

Throughout months 7-8 you are able to return to competition.

Congrats! Way to go!

Congratulations and make sure you are in the best shape possible to return both physically and mentally. It will only improve as long as you continue to challenge yourself and continue your strengthening.

Remember you won't be 100 percent, fully recovered until 12 to 18 months. Professional athletes take one year to return to high level competition. Be patient!

Good luck!


Enjoy yourself and have fun playing again!