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The Road Back to the Court: Elsa’s ACL Jour-KNEE

Tearing your ACL is never easy.  But…tearing it right before your Senior season of high school tennis when you are one of the top singles players in the state is ROUGH!  Despite the difficulty physically AND emotionally, Elsa has persevered with the most positive mindset and committed approach to her rehab as she prepares herself to return to the court for Division I tennis at Creighton University.

How did you injure yourself?

“I injured myself playing tennis.”

What are some of the challenges you have faced so far with your recovery?

“Some challenges I have faced are: having confidence/trust in my knee and building up my quad muscle after surgery.”

What has been a positive component to your recovery?

“I appreciate playing tennis so much more! Any active activity I participate in feels like such a privilege.”

What are your goals?

“I want to be stronger and in better shape than before I tore my ACL. I also want to have full confidence in my knee.”

What’s advice you would give someone that just found out they tore their ACL and have to have surgery?

“Stay positive! And believe in yourself.”

Favorite quote to live by…

“A champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.”

-Serena Williams


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