American rider Lauren Hough, who holds the #5 spot in the Rolex USEF national rankings, sustained a knee injury on Sunday, January 24th from a fall while schooling a horse at her Wellington, Florida stables. She will undergo minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery to repair a minor meniscus tear on Tuesday, February 3. Meniscal tears are very common in sports-related injuries, but luckily, they can be easily and successfully treated. Recovery from arthroscopic meniscal tear surgery is relatively quick, and Lauren will return to the competition ring in three to four weeks.
While out of the saddle, she will continue to coach her group of students and work with her team to keep her internationally strong string of horses, Cornet 39, Quick Study and Ohlala, in top form as she prepares for an exciting season to come.