Is it a reporting issue? That is, players would "retire early through injury" rather than having a full ACL diagnosis. I think it's only fairly recently that it's been so easy to repair.
Even so, I would agree that would be less frequent.
That's not funny. Please do not joke.
I was hoping someone would tell me to get my boots - but I lack the skill, pace, energy, stamina, thick skin for the abuse. However, I am willing to accept any 4 year contract on offer.