After injury, Leawood soccer player launches website to connect others going through ACL recovery

Pembroke Hill senior Ty Toney launched a website focused on ACL injuries and recovery after suffering a torn ligament in soccer. Photo courtesy Pembroke Hill.

In the seventh grade, Leawood resident and Pembroke Hill senior Ty Toney made an awkward turn in basketball game and tore his ACL. He recovered, dropped basketball to focus on soccer and, up until his junior year, played for years with no additional ACL issues.

Two days before the state soccer semifinals, though, Toney tore his ACL again during practice. Although he’d been through it before, the recovery challenged Toney. He said it became increasingly difficult to remain positive, with the hardest times coming right before he was able to run again.