NEW CANAAN — First came the snapping and cracking sound that all athletes hear about but can never fully comprehend until it happens to them. Such was the case last month for New Canaan linebacker Cass Knox when confronted with the disheartening reverberation of separating ligaments on a play near the end of the day at a football camp at Boston College.
“I knew it couldn’t be good,” Knox said. “I was trying to convince myself I had done something other than an ACL. It took five days before the diagnosis, and for five days I was turning myself into a doctor, looking up all the symptoms of an ACL and if I matched those symptoms.”