Friday, February 3, 2006

Genu Muchwobbly

No swollen joint photos to document this case of pain from the hardwoods, but in my weekly Friday afternoon basketball game(s) I did something tendenciously nastytastic to my left knee.  I've never suffered knee problems before (all shoulders and ankles, my long-ago surgeries), but I've observed more than a teammate or two who suffered season-enders with bad knees.  Only one of them was able to walk off the floor with a torn ACL (must've been partially torn), and he was back to playing just a few weeks after surgery if I remember correctly.  Notably, he was also a guy who referred to sprained ankles as "sprung ankles," and so, because I'm not a doctor yet, I think it's excusable to adopt just this kind of neologism to lighten the self-diagnosis: sprung left knobbler. If, by tomorrow morning, the pain intensifies, maybe it's worse than I've determined.  But I can hobble on it, so I'm counting on the injury to be much less severe than some of the worst cases I've witnessed.  Prognosis for watching Superbowl XL: Probable.

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Posted by: senioritis at February 3, 2006 9:04 PM

Thanks. You'd think we'd have a winter around these parts by now so I could have Ph. collect ice packs from the front lawn. Ice from the freezer? In February? In Syracuse, New York?

Posted by: Derek at February 3, 2006 9:14 PM

senioritis forgot one: REST. It sucks--as I'm sure you know--having to sit out for a while. But well worth it.

Posted by: madeline at February 6, 2006 8:56 AM

True. I'm giving the workouts a break and getting happily reacquainted with my slothful self.

And oh! what a painful Superbowl to watch, with or without a sprained knee.

Posted by: Derek at February 6, 2006 9:03 AM