I just read upsetting news on Hack Shafts blog...he tore his other ACL while executing a tornado kick. I can only imagine how he is feeling. Recovery from ACL is hard work. The surgeon spends two hours rebuilding the knee and the patient spends months in physical therapy. The bottom line is that successful recovery it is up to the patient (as long as there are no complications from surgery). It is all about hard work, attitude and determination. Hack Shaft was one of my first martial artist blogging friends and I admired how he approached his ACL rehab.