Injuries could keep college athletes from going pro


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Its no surprise, even the best college athletes struggle to make it to the pros. But you might be surprised by just how low the number is. One in 50. That’s it–just one in fifty college football players make it to the NFL. And its even tougher for players recovering from injury to make it past college sports. Athletes that get surgery for their injuries may not recover to full potential. Emory Health Care says athletes that tear their ACLs need to wait six months before returning to sports—which means they can usually expect to be out of the game for the rest of the season. Emory says that even after six months, patients could see swelling of the knee, continued pain, and limited range of motion. All injuries have different recovery times, but serious injuries can make an athlete’s road to success even tougher.

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