Grade 2 Medial Knee Injuries – “I’ve done my MCL”


The MCL (Medial Collateral Ligament) is stressed with a valgus +/- an external rotation force to the knee. A typical mechanism for this is a block tackle, which can include an external rotation element. Landing and change of direction may also be reported as the cause.

Return To Running After Complex Knee Injury


ACL injuries remain one of the most difficult for athletes to deal with from an emotional and psychological point of view.

The mechanism of injury is often a traumatic experience and whilst not necessarily hugely painful after the initial moment (depending on any additional structures involved) the most common feeling experienced is one of shock.