Athlete of the Week: Briana Vibbard

Sherburne-Earlville girls soccer coach Kylie Davis said it was the worst knee injury she had ever seen. That injury to junior Briana Vibbard occurred in March last year during an indoor soccer game.



She planted to take a left-footed shot, and at the moment she took the shot, a defender slide-tackled into her plant (right) leg. She converted the goal, but her soccer playing was over for quite a while.

“She tore every ligament but one in her knee, and she immediately had surgery,” Davis said.

Vibbard tore her anterior cruciate ligament, the posterior cruciate ligament, and the medial collateral ligament. The only ligament she didn’t tear was the lateral collateral ligament, but to make up for that, she completely shattered her meniscus.

“I was really devastated and upset after it happened, but I just figured I had to go to PT (physical therapy), and make sure I kept doing it,” Vibbard said.


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