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Twin tears: Fogarty sisters share the comeback trail

8 October 2018 8:17 AM
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The twins both had surgery one day apart a fortnight ago and are now on the long road to recovery.

"My first thought was they would take my scholarship away," Georgia said.

"But my coach has been super supportive about everything, letting me go back over to the US and do my rehab over there so I’m really grateful for that.

"Going through it the first time, there’s questions you have, ‘should it feel like this?’ I’m certain about what I have to do and what I need to do to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

"I feel a bit more relaxed coming in the second time, knowing that this is what I have to do to eliminate it from ever happening again.

"It’s good and bad too, we’re spending a lot of time with each other. We have each other to work through issues and if I’m having pain, she’s having the same pain.

"It’s good to have each other. Obviously I would never wish for her to go through this but at the end of the day it is good to have each other. Going through it, we can lift each other up at the end of the day."

The rise of women's sport has opened the door for more female players to dive into Australian rules, soccer, cricket and both rugby codes.

But it seems a young woman's foray into sport brings with it an unwelcome ally - the increased potential of ACL injuries.

Medibank data shows a 52 per cent increase in ACL repairs for girls aged 10 to 14 years since 2012. For those aged 10 to 19, it was a 31 per cent rise.


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