the mental side is overlooked

You might be one of the many athletes who have torn their ACL playing a sport that you love - a sport that was a huge part of your life.  You might have torn your ACL as a weekend warrior, while playing recreational sports with friends. Or maybe you tore your ACL after a fall, misstep or collision unrelated to sports. Regardless of the circumstances, there is commonly a psychological impact associated by the injury (one that is often overlooked), and varies depending on the individual and their circumstances. This is a normal part of the experience.