When will I be able to return to sports after ACL Reconstruction surgery?

There is no specific timeline for a return to sports after ACL reconstruction.  We know that the tendon graft takes many months to heal, remodel, and become a ligament.  6 months would be the earliest that a patient could return to cutting and jumping sports, but we use functional testing in order to determine if a patient is physically and psychologically ready to “get back in the game.”