As a Timberwolves fan, I shuddered when rookie sensation Ricky Rubio went down with a torn ACL in March.
In a year where Minnesota's rough streak was barely beginning to look up, Rubio suffered a season-ending injury in one brief second against the Lakers.
It ended his season...but will it end his career?
No doubt, Chicago fans are experiencing the same fears after seeing All-Star Derrick Rose go down with the same injury last month.
Sports medicine has come a long way, and a torn ACL no longer means the end to an athlete's career. Here are 10 NBA players who suffered the dreaded injury but returned to the court stronger than ever.