No need to be concerned. I've been pretty busy lately with the station, and I am moving this weekend. I also just found out that my 'minor' knee injury was actually a fracture.
The knee injury happened at my gym ... Striking Unlimited. We were working on the ground and pound, and getting the mount. I stepped over to get the mount, and my knee popped. It was loud, and very painful. The pain lasted about 5 minutes or so, and I was back to training.
My knees have popped on me for years, and I've been expecting to need surgery. Your body can only take so much football, and the Army caused its fair share of damage. Since popping was nothing new, and the pain went away for the most part ... I figured it was nothing serious.
I continued to train the next couple of days with a brace on my knee, and limiting my knee strikes (once I found out that hurt like a bitch). I started to notice that my knee wasn't feeling stable, and was constantly "crackling." So I took a couple of days and rested before returning to the gym for an hour's cardio. After that session ... I knew something was wrong with my knee. I figured an MCL sprain.
I made an appointment for the doctor, he looked at it and sent me to get an x-ray and MRI. Once the tests were all done he called me to say that there was a problem. This is where things start to get weird.
My doctor isn't a specialist with this sort of thing, but the x-rays and MRI came back with an 'abnormality' on my femur. This is strange since my pain was not in that region at all. He sent me to an orthopedic surgeon to figure out what exactly was wrong.
Now I went to the orthopedic surgeon's office, and was put at ease in the waiting room. Frank Trigg was also a patient of my new doctor, and was in the waiting room with me. I talked with him for a little bit, but left him alone for the most part. I found out later that Trigg is making a comeback, and will likely be training at my gym ... AWESOME!
The doctor came in and looked at my x-rays and MRI's and found a couple of things wrong with me. He noted that I had a bruise on my bone, and a fractured knee. Naturally, I was stunned ... as was he when he found out I'd been walking around for 3 weeks on a fractured knee. To make things more interesting ... that 'abnormality' on my femur I told you about earlier turned out to be an old fracture I knew nothing about, and had healed on its own.
So, I not only fractured my knee and didn't know about it, but at some point in my life I fractured my femur and didn't know it. Crazy, I know. Anyway, the treatment is 5 weeks on crutches, no cast, and no training.
Note: I transfered my gym membership to my wife, and she's kicking ass!
The doc is worried that my fracture may split and sever my ligaments so I've got to be careful ... which I'm not, but that is another story that involves a NASCAR race.
In 5 weeks if it doesn't look good ... I have surgery to get the fracture pinned.
This couldn't have happened at a worse time because I'm moving on Saturday, and I hadn't budgeted for hiring movers which I now must do.
Things should settle down next week a little so I can update the blog more, but in the meantime enjoy the news feeds in the right sidebar. Don't forget to check out the new merchandise I've made, and buy lots of it.