Arsenal have confirmed that Rob Holding underwent surgery to repair his ruptured anterior cruciate ligament.
Arsenal say Rob Holding had successful anterior cruciate ligament repair surgery yesterday. pic.twitter.com/T89Sp7KiIq
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) December 14, 2018
Holding now faces six to nine months on the sidelines, but will he be the same player when he returns?
Older readers will remember a time when an ACL injury meant the end of your playing career. Thankfully, that’s no longer the case but it does mean the guts of a year out of the game with an increased chance that your other ACL will go as you reorientate your body to compensate.
We spoke to Dr. Rajpal Brar, DPT, a Wellness coach and performance specialist from LA about the problem. He put together this brilliant video about the injury, why it happens, how surgery repairs the problem, and what Holding’s recovery should look like: