So, you’ve blown your ACL. My sincere condolences. Been there, done that, got the T-Shirt—three of them. I know how you’re feeling right now: depressed, scared, anxious, and looking for answers.
The short answer: Yes, you can absolutely come back from this. I’m not a doctor or a physical therapist, so I can’t give you the all-encompassing, evidence-based answers you’re looking for. But I have been through three ACL reconstructions and can shed some light on what an ACL injury recovery timeline looks like—at least, in my experience.