Fantasy football can be extremely difficult when it comes to determining just how healthy a running back is coming back from a torn ACL.
The timeline for recovery from an ACL tear is nine months or longer and for fantasy football it means time for reflection, release and recovery.
Fantasy football guru Michael Fabiano at NFL.com conducted a 2012 study, wherein the older a running back is at the time of an ACL tear, the worse his chances are to be productive the following season. Additionally, suffering the ailment early in a season can be an advantage, as it allows more time to rehab and recover.
Furthermore, there are several running backs in the 2012 fantasy football season that will be returning from torn ACLs and it is vital to know where to draft them without reaching.