This week, Arsenal confirmed that Calum Chambers had suffered an ACL injury to his left knee and underwent surgery on Thursday to correct the problem, so what can we expect for the player over the course of the next six-to-nine months?

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 29: Callum Chambers of Arsenal leaves the pitch following an injury during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Emirates Stadium on December 29, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 29: Callum Chambers of Arsenal leaves the pitch following an injury during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Emirates Stadium on December 29, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Sadly, this is far from the first ACL injury we’ve had to deal with recently. Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding, Danielle Carter (twice), Jordan Nobbs and others have all suffered from the same problem.

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When Holding and Nobbs suffered their injuries, we spoke to Dr. Rajpal Brar, DPT, a Wellness coach and performance specialist from LA, who kindly put this video together detailing what happens when a player does their ACL, what’s involved in surgery and what we can expect from their rehabilitation.

He also put together this video when Nobb’s injured hers and it also looks at the strange trend of women suffering more ACL injuries┬áthan men, something that could well be linked to menstrual cycles.

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