How low can you go? Penalizing hits below the knee


SoSH Member
Feb 26, 2009
Interesting article on ACL injury rates, linked below. This year there have been more ACL injuries than in previous seasons. However, there were more players in preseason this season. Also, 75% of ACL injuries occur on non-contact plays.
[quote}  Of the 50 ACL injuries suffered this season, we were able to find clear video footage or detailed descriptions of how the injury happened for 32 of them, and Keller’s was the only ACL injury in that sample size that occurred because a defender went low on his opponent to make a tackle. [/quote]