In january it will be 8months until I have done my ACL surgery. Does my muscle need to be exactly like my other leg so I can resume playing soccer?

Not Exactly. There is only one doc to answer that question and that is the orthopedic surgeon. He knows exactly what he did and how long you should delay playing soccer. In general the muscles do not need to be the exact strength in both legs to play. Usually one starts playing gently if possible and gradually get more active over time. Just check with your surgeon please! recovering slowly to normal.

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It's been 6months since my ACL surgery and I can't play soccer yet because my muscle isn't as strong my other. Does the muscle need to be 100% better?

Acl. No it does not have i be 100% but at least 75% compared to your other leg would be good. You can request an isokinetic (cybex) test to determine what your strength level is. If your leg is not strong enough you run the risk of injuring the graft. Read more...
ACL Healing. You don't need to be fully 100%, but you do need to be functional. You have to be strong enough to protect your knee. There are tests you can take out there to help determine if you are ready. http://drpetre.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/knee-sport-test.pdf. Read more...

I had ACL surgery 6 months ago and does my muscle on my leg have to be 100% better so I can resume playing soccer?

ACL Soccer Time. Your orthopaedic surgeon and you will have to decide when the right time to return is, but typically you do not need to be 100%. Read more...
Just answered this- -hope it was someone else, if not sorry. You need to be close to 100% and have been to a PT that is trained in running,jumping,cutting & start/stop drills,advancing as you strengthen.often a certified trainer who has experience in this rehab can help you. Read more...

I haven't strengthend my leg muscle fully after my ACL surgery thats been 6monts now. Does it have to be 100% better so I can go back to playing soccer?

Acl. No it does not have i be 100% but at least 75% compared to your other leg would be good. You can request an isokinetic (cybex) test to determine what your strength level is. If your leg is not strong enough you run the risk of injuring the graft. Read more...
You need to be- -able to perform cutting, jumping, and start/stop drills under a trainer who is certified and trained in ACL rehab. You need as close to 100% as you can or better before cleared for contact sports of any kind. Read more...

How to deal with knee swelling. I had ACL reconstruction 6 years ago. I stay active, but my knee swells after playing soccer. Thank you.

Get it checked. Several things can cause a knee to swell after activity - knee cap problems, cartilage problems, even ligament issues after reconstruction. Consult your surgeon for a complete evaluation. Read more...