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Through 8 Games, 45 Players Lost To ACL Tears In NFL

The Miami Dolphins lost tight end Dustin Keller to a season-ending knee injury in the preseason. As the regular season continues to march on, Keller’s injury was a foreshadowing of an alarming trend in the most popular sport in America.

CBS Miami–11/01/2013

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 18: Matt Forte #22 of the Chicago Bears is hit by Brandon Meriweather #31 of the Washington Redskins during a preseason game at Soldier Field on August 18, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Former UM Star: “You Gotta End People’s Careers. You Gotta Tear People’s ACLs

Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather developed his hard-hitting reputation while at the University of Miami. But, his hard hits are coming with a price and he has a new target in mind: opponents’ anterior cruciate ligaments.

CBS Miami–10/28/2013

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 30: Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins looks ot pass against the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter at FedExField on December 30, 2012 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

RGIII Has Knee Surgically Repaired In Florida

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had successful knee surgery early Wednesday morning to repair two ligaments he damaged last weekend. Griffin’s operation was performed by the world-renowned orthopedist, Dr. James Andrews.

CBS Miami–01/09/2013

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