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Hummel’s second ACL surgery different from first one


Robbie Hummel spent the spring, summer and part of the fall rehabbing his right knee after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament last February, but that work went for naught when the Purdue senior tore the same ACL just a day into practice for the 2010-11 season.

So he decided to cut down on the rehab the second time around. I’ll let Jeff Rabjohns of the Indianapolis star explain:

After he tore his right ACL the first time Feb. 24 in Minnesota, material was taken from the left knee to repair the right one, a very common procedure. However, that means a person must rehab both knees.

With material from the same knee used in the surgery — and surgery on only one knee — only Hummel’s right knee will need rehab.

Hummel’s planning to redshirt this season and suit up for 2011-12.

My question? Will it make that stupid right ACL any stronger than before? The last thing I’d want for Hummel is to spend another offseason doing rehab only to suffer another injury.

Fingers crossed for ya, Robbie.

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