Table 2

Player and injury characteristics stratified for pattern of index ACL injury*

All players (n=118)Isolated injury (n=45)Associated injury (n=73)P value
Mean age, years (SD)25 (4.3)25 (4.2)25 (4.4)0.588
Right-leg dominance, n (%)87 (73.3)31 (68.9)56 (76.7)0.330
Right-sided ACL injury, n (%)81 (68.6)35 (77.8)46 (63.0)0.093
Injury in dominant leg, n (%)76 (64.4)33 (73.3)43 (58.9)0.112
Mean time to RTT, days (SD)192 (45)174 (35)202 (47)<0.001
Mean time to RTM, days (SD)239 (63)219 (55)250 (64)0.007
  • *Only the first subsequent injury included for the single player with bilateral subsequent injuries.

  • ACL, anterior cruciate ligament; RTM, return to match; RTT, return to training.