Mark Zuckerberg ACL injury

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  Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg had surgery to replace a torn ACL on Friday, an injury sustained while training for a mixed-martial arts fight, according to the Meta CEO’s post on Instagram.

“Grateful for the doctors and team taking care of me,” he posted, next to a picture of himself with his left leg suspended in a medical device and a fist raised.

This is Zuckerberg’s fitness journey:

In August, Zuckerberg revealed that he had installed a fighting cage in the backyard of the home he shares with his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, to aid in his fitness transformation, Fortune previously reported.

The tech mogul took up Brazilian jujitsu during the pandemic and participated in the Murph Challenge on Memorial Day of this year, named after a Navy SEAL who was killed in action in Afghanistan. Workouts for the challenge entailed wearing a 20-pound weighted vest and completing 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 squats, and a mile-long run.

When we talk about the competition in martial arts, starting early matters so much, and it is much different than only practicing to get in shape.

The injury:

An ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury is a tear or sprain in the ligament that runs diagonally across the middle of the knee. This ligament is responsible for providing stability to the knee joint and preventing the tibia (shin bone) from sliding too far forward under the femur (thigh bone). ACL injuries often occur during activities that involve sudden stops or changes in direction, such as skiing, soccer, or basketball. Symptoms of an ACL injury may include pain, swelling, stiffness, and difficulty bearing weight or bending the knee. Treatment options may include physical therapy, bracing, and surgery, depending on the severity of the injury.