A Grade 2 MCL Tear
by Hockey Girl
I recently had a hockey injury (two days ago). I am a 25 year old female. I saw a sports doctor the day after. Now I am wearing a brace and using crutches.
Here is my story & question:
I was playing in a game and chased a puck into the corner with an opposing player. She leaned on me, and my knee felt like it "POPPED" inwards of my left leg.
I went down with more of fear than pain. I sat a few shifts then finished the game with minimal pain, maybe my adrenaline was pumping and I couldn't feel the pain? Once the game was finished, I sat down and felt immediately pain. I could hardly put any weight on it. By 4am the next morning I was in so much pain, and couldn't put any weight on it. That's when I went in to the Sports Doctor. She concluded it was a Grade 2 MCL Tear.
My questions are: Does a MCL heal completely? Or does it depend case by case? If I was a "typical case" what would be approx time frame for me getting back on the ice? Will I need lots of Physio after and is there anything I can do now to help (exercises for hips?)?
Thank you for you time,