Originally Posted by Clippersfan86
Yea. I think people have this image that torn/tear means fully separated
I tore all the ligaments in my left ankle when I was 15 and never had surgery but I did have to do a ton of physical therapy and rehab to get the strength back and it still is so weak now and I'm 23. When ligaments tear, they never fully heal back on their own. Broken bones on the other hand generally heal back much stronger in the spot where the break was.
I remember seeing this play happen in the game. He looked to hit it on the backboard then land on it hard too.