Monday Jul 23 2012
Williams has recovered from ACL knee surgery
By: Matt Long Telegraph Sports Editor
As Caroline Sipiora works to rehabilitate her knee after tearing her anterior cruciate ligament, she?s fortunate that she has someone with which she can share her experience. Teammate and fellow Vista del Lago senior Dallas Williams torn the ACL in her left knee on Feb. 6, 2011, almost a year to the day before Sipiora. Nine weeks later she had surgery and she missed her entire junior volleyball season at Vista. ?I jumped up and when I came down I landed wrong and tore it,? Williams said. ?It took me about seven months to completely heal.? Like Sipiora, Williams said the toughest part was not being able to do anything, let alone play volleyball. ?Knowing I couldn?t do anything, couldn?t be active, was the hardest part,? Williams said. ?It was pretty hard to miss the entire season. I just started coming back at the end of the season and it was frustrating to be so close to making it.? The good news is that Williams, now 18 months following her injury, is recovered and back in the fold as Vista is about to embark on the 2012 season with the goal of winning a third straight section championship. ?My knee is very well and feels better than it did before,? Williams said. ?I definitely think about it all the time, but I have confidence in it.?