Rangers’ Scott Wright – my ACL rupture and recovery
Watching Rangers winger Scott Wright today play his usual fast, attacking game you would never guess that in his Aberdeen FC days, he suffered every footballer’s nightmare – a ruptured ACL. Joining us in this episode alongside Scott is Adam Stokes who was club Physio at the time and played a huge role in Scott’s recovery. Together the pair talk us through Scott’s injury, choosing InternalBrace surgery with Prof Mackay, and then his rehab and recovery.
Adam had had experience dealing with this injury before including with former Aberdeen player, Mark Reynolds (listen to Mark’s podcast here) who chose the same surgery. He talks us through how his rehab of players who have this surgery differs from those who have traditional reconstructive surgery. Scott tells us he took huge inspiration from Mark’s experience and that Adam’s help was crucial throughout his rehab.
Scott also describes how he felt, putting his knee to the test in his first game back, while Adam is full of info about overseeing this sort of rehab plus tips for us all on how to avoid ACL injury in the first place.
We also chat over the merits of different grafts in this episode and you can hear why both Prof Mackay and Adam favour not taking from your hamstrings whenever possible.
Scott of course went on to sign for Rangers and is enjoying an amazing career with no further knee trouble. Fantastic episode for all in need of ACL recovery inspiration!