So I was doing my regular(yearly) checkup on Icrontic and alot has changed.. but I saw in this section of the forums that my shin splints thread is still alive and kicking.
I never did solve the problem, and I still have them. They don't hurt much anymore, but they are there.
Now, to the thread.
In late May I was playing on my off-season soccer team, we were about halfway through the season. I'd played a good game and hadn't gone out yet, into about the 75th minute.. I was pulled back from forward to stopper, which is a pretty drastic change for you non soccer players.
I had the ball, and was carrying up the field and broke away from my mark, into the left-center. I was about to put a forward-right cross into the top part of the box, when the man who was supporting my mark slide tackled me, straight on, point blank.
Im not sure what happened, but I was off the field in an ambulance and in a hospital before 20 minutes had elapsed. They told me I had sprained my MCL and ACL, or something like that, and said I'd be back in a matter of weeks.
Well, that turned out to be a little off.
3 weeks later, school is out, and I've been hobbling around for some time, when I get my MRI results back, that I had about 10 days earlier.
Basically, I had partially torn my MCL which was a relapse of a previous injury I wasn't even aware of, and I also apparently didn't even have an ACL anymore for all intents and purposes.
So, today is, on the dot, my 3rd week past surgery. Im now partially walking and enduring the torture of therapy.
As for playing soccer again? Not for 8 months, and thats presuming I ever want to again. Call me what you like, but Im afraid of holding a soccerball right now, I dont want to think about kicking one.
TLDR I tear my ACL, I've never had a big injury before, it sucks.
Anyone else have similar injuries or experiences?
SKS(Now SKR, on TF2)