I made it almost 4 years without a serious knee injury, but my time has finally come. I don't need surgery but I will be out of commission for at least a couple of months.
I tore my LCL the night of my belt graduatio , and have yet to have yet to even grapple as a purple belt. Not that I think it will be a single bit different than the hundreds of grapples leading up to this belt, but it is kind of a frustrating time to get an injury.
It's been two weeks and I can almost walk normally again, so it is getting better, just slowly. And this time around I plan to properly take care of myself and not grapple the second I feel a little better and end up making my injury worse... Like I always do. But. Ugh. I've done nothing but sit around for two weeks and I'm pretty over it already. No grappling. No competing. No running. No walking like I don't have on a soggy diaper. Nothing. ... Not for another six weeks, and when I am finally able to compete again I'll probably do so as a super heavy weight. Yay.