Just 99 miles to go

Monday, March 07, 2005

Well this might suck.

Had a ride yesterday at Greenbriar that turned out real nice. I'll write up more later.

I had my appointment with my Orthopedic doc this morning. I almost called and canceled it because the knee was feeling good this morning and gave me very few problems yesterday. But with me wanting to start training more intensely , I figured it wouldn't hurt for him to take a look at it and maybe give some more advice on caring for both knees.

So he thinks its a torn ACL tendon. (I don't know, something in the knee). I'm supposed to go have a MRI tomowrow and a follow up with him next week. Going over "what ifs" with him, he said I could pedal without problems but as MTBing requires us to get out of the saddle I'd be better off getting it fixed.

I asked him if it could wait until the fall (after the SM100). He won't know until the MRI. I hope he's wrong. I'd think that a torn tendon/ligament would be giving me more problems than I'm having.



joe said...

sorry to hear that diagnosis... hope that the MRI finds something else. I tore my right ACL a couple of years ago, so i know what you're in for... let me know if you want any more info.

Tom said...

Yeah I'd like to know more. I guess it didn't effect your long term riding. How'd ya do it and how long was your recovery.
email me if ya want.

Your Name Here said...

Sorry to hear it Tommy. That really sucks. I hope all goes well with the MRI.