When my brother was in high school, he was an all-star athlete -- three-sport, varsity player on the football, basketball, and baseball teams. So when he landed awkwardly after going up for a rebound in basketball his junior season and tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), he was devastated. But he was determined to recover and return better than ever for his senior season.
He spent the next year undergoing surgery, doing physical therapy, and wearing different knee braces that provided different levels of support for his healing knee. They helped him heal completely and return to the court for his senior season.