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Cathy Reese
Howard girls lacrosse players share long road back from ACL injuries
Howard girls lacrosse players share long road back from ACL injuries

Carly Miller is not yet in college, but she reluctantly joined a sorority on March 28. Two days later, her Marriotts Ridge teammate, Casey Summerson, also joined. It wasn't her choice, either. Their sorority is a group of Howard County high school girls lacrosse players who have sustained ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries over the past year, and its ranks are growing. A tear of the ACL, one of the major supports of the knee, has become the bane of girls athletics and often strikes an athlete mid-stride. In the blink of an eye, players find themselves going from cleats to crutches. "A lot of kids play 24/7 and 365 (days a year) and it doesn't happen to them....

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