ACL tear on right knee of 15 year old boy
My 15 year old son has a tear on his right knee.
He is a pitcher on baseball high school team.
He can still pitch and run.
He has trouble playing an outfield position when moving laterally.
Will surgery affect his growth on the injured leg vs the healthy leg?
Is it better to wait on surgery at his age?
Will a brace give him enough support to continue playing?
Will strengthening the hamstring and other leg muscles help to compensate for the injuried knee?