I’m sure you’ve either seen or read about Jared Fleming’s knee injury at the IWF World Championships. Since then, he had surgery on December 29 in Colorado Springs. He opted to replace his torn ACL with a cadaver tendon, instead of taking part of his patella or hamstring tendon. The procedure Fleming chose does come with some inherent risks, specifically it has a higher incident rate or re-tearing.
Here is a clip from an article in the Star Gazette.
With his dream of making the U.S. Olympic team dashed by a knee injury at the International Weightlifting Federation World Championships in November, Pine City native Jared Fleming now faces a long recovery at his Charlotte, North Carolina home.
The 2010 Southside High School graduate, qualified for the World Championships in August by winning the overall gold medal in the 94 kilogram (206 pounds) weight division for the second time at the Olympic Weightlifting National Championships in Dallas.
Fleming, 24, was two makeable lifts away, at the world meet in Houston, from achieving his goal of competing in this August’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.