Why the secrecy? Dang any HS player would already have results and lined up for surgery if it was necessary. They obviously know the extent of the injury but are choosing not to share for some unknown reason.
I am gonna conjecture. I have no inside knowledge and I am just taking a guess on some clues so I am more likely to be wrong than right.
Apparently, Rae said she felt a pop when she landed; the trainer was checking the area behind the knee and did not seem concerned about an ACL. Rae has gone from crutches to walking around in about a week.
All that could be consistent with a small meniscus tear. When a tear occurs on the outer third of the meniscus (where there is good blood flow), the tear can potentially heal on its own (sometimes they do and sometimes they still require a surgical repair).
If it is a tear, I am betting that the medical staff has concluded that it has a decent chance of healing in 4-6 weeks (and if doesn't then surgery becomes something to consider more seriously). So, Rae could be back around late December or January, if this conjecture were to be accurate.
I think it would be terrific if we knew she would be back for the SEC schedule. That is another 5 weeks. SEC going to be tough again as several teams getting better as season progresses. Auburn won over number 18 Ga. Tech so they are improving after losing to a couple of mid-majors. League will be tough hopefully we will have Rae back for that tough run.
A grade 2 tear can take from two to four weeks to heal. A grade 3 tear usually takes four to eight weeks to heal, unless the ACL is also damaged, in which case recovery may take longer. This is probably the resulting length of time for an MCL to heal since we have learned that there was no ACL Problems. She has been out about two weeks you would think the worst case is January and the best case about a couple more weeks.