I played football in college and had the same injury - PCL & MCL tear. It's actually a rare occurence for players to tear the PCL and happens more frequently in car accidents. I actually have yet to have either of them fixed and player 2 years in college without a PCL and with a severly torn MCL. The main thing this injury does is destabilize your knee and make it much more likely to tear your ACL. Also, Rbs have to cut a ton and I'm sure Fred wouldn't have been able to on an unstable knee. The recovery time for this type of surgery is probably a little less than ACL surgery, but I would imagine it will take him some time to recover back to where he was. Several players have played without PCLs. John Elway for example played his entire career with a torn PCL. Most players tear both the MCL and ACL, such as Willis McGahee. I would imagine you'll see a similar recovery time with Fred, but it will take time for him to get comfortable playing with the repaired knee.
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