In basketball, when you tear your achilles tendon, it can be said that it has been "ruptured." I understand what rupture means, so in the same context, can I say, I ruptured my ACL? In sports, I have never seen anybody (at least not to my knowledge) say I "ruptured" my ACL, it is always I tore my ACL. Is there any reason why I cannot say I ruptured my ACL instead of tearing my ACL.
Disclaimer, I have not suffered any injury. I am just wondering as during basketball season, I have seen many people tear their ACL but never "ruptured."