CBS News profiles Alexa Blaszczynski, a 12-year-old Ambler, PA student who was trying to score a goal for her soccer team when she fell to the ground in pain with a torn ACL. Alexa is one of a growing number of kids and teens who are tearing their ACL.
Alexa underwent surgery at CHOP and is now undergoing rehabilitation to prepare to play next season. CHOP specialists know that careful follow up after injury is crucial, so they provide tailored plans for rehabilitation and injury prevention to get young athletes back on the field safely and help them achieve optimal performance.
Read more about Alexa's experience.