Ardern et al’s (2016) consensus statement on Return to Sport (RTS) following ACL reconstruction notes that the goal of the athlete (along with other stakeholders eg, coach, club, medical team) is a successful ‘safe and timely’ return to sport.
This highlights the importance of balancing three key components
-Minimising time away from play
-Minimising reinjury risk
-Maximising sporting performance upon return to play