1. Her teammates were all females and the article was about females being more prone than men to ACL tears and injuries of that sort. She uses words like the CURSE of women athletes and using phrases that make you cringe to think about it (After hearing a rip in her right knee…) She uses pictures and illustrations for the teammates to look at and relate to their own body. That draws the readers in and helps them use that as a perspective aspect.
2. She asks people who have actually torn their ACL and people who have trained players who have torn it before. She asks different trainers their view on the subject and how it occurs and ways to prevent it from happening. She uses pictures like the one on page 212 that shows the inside of the knee and the different ligaments used to cut, pivot and jump. She brings in a lot in information that I did not know, and I have torn my ACL before. A lot of this information I have never been told. I think she succeeds on her credibility boost because of the ways she uses words, her sources, and her information to either make it sound like she is a professional in sports medicine or she has torn her ACL before and has went through the painful and long 4 month rehab.
3. The picture on page 211 is a picture of Duke forward Monique Currie with her knee brace on. The look on her face and the position of her body tells a story of how hard it is to recover from an ACL injury and how difficult it is to deal with the losses of your body’s ability to function normally.
4. It helps the reader that has never had any experience with ligament damage a chance to know what is going on and exactly how the knee works. The point of the story is to tell how the ACL works and how it can be damaged. If you don’t know the extent to the injury you won’t know for sure how hard it is to rehabilitate from that injury. The ACL tears can be fixed but the knee is a very complex part of your body and one of the most crucial when it...