I just tore mine two weeks ago, complete tear.
But another thing, I'm confused how he was walking so regular like nothing was wrong with him at the end of the game. Of all the torn ACL's I've seen the athlete is on crutches or limping..
I guess we'll have to wait and see..
I fully tore my acl and part of my meniscus almost 2 years ago, and I walked around on it for 3 months before I got surgery.
ouch. was it painful getting around before you had surgery? so how did your recovery go?
It wasn't so much painful, as it was uncomfortable. Couldn't run far, or play ball outside of set shots. Walked with a bit of a limp, but outside of twisting, pivoting, turning on a dime, it didn't hurt much. Jumping just didn't happen though
ACL's are funny like that. You can go on without getting it taken care of, and live a full life, if your not an athlete of any sort. Your knee just kind of fills up with blood, so it just kind of acts like a cushion where the ligament used to be. Weird, huh?
As for the recovery, the first 2 weeks after surgery were just awful, pain-wise. But physical therapy was great. Hard, but great. I could really feel it getting stronger by the day. I had a setback with my meniscus about 6 months after, so that added to the recovery time. But I'm still doing exorcises, and I'm still not close to where I was before, although I can run and jump now. It's just stiffens up easily, and swells.
But I don't have Rondo's doctors, or work ethic. He'll be fine, sooner, rather than later. I'm not a good example.
(jumped for rebound, my knee bent backwards when i landed, but i did get the rebound )
starting PT next week.
I didn't realize how common injury it is.
Any good advice you can share?
You felt the pop, didn't you? That pop will be implanted in my memory forever. Did you get surgery? The advice I can give if your getting surgery is, the first week just plain sucks. Lot of pain and medication-induced babbling. Just get through that.
Surgery or no surgery, though, just do your PT as much as possible every day. And months down the road if you feel ready to play a game of ball again, don't go ham, or even play. Wait until your past ready (I know how eager one can be to get back on the court).
Prime example: I waited until the 6 month window was closed (doc said 6 months until I could attempt to even play, took him literally), and played a game of 50, feeling good, feeling great, shooting without pain. I jump for a rebound, land just a liiiitle awkwardy, and bam, re-tore m lateral meniscus. So don't be like me lol, just wait. I know how hard it can be, but the worst possible thing is a setback.