I have a junior who has been focused on the Service Academies for some time. Visits, prep work, etc. Great student and good athlete and leader. But ... he just found out he has torn his ACL and will require surgery. I know this is an automatic DQ. My question is what is the general approach if he pursues a waiver? Is it an automatic no or do they simply look at whether he has been fully rehabbed? My understanding is that ACL repairs typically involve screws or staples and I don't know how admissions views those types of knee surgeries in candidates. Knowing that every circumstance and every candidate is unique, any guidance? Thanks.