Joining the Broke Knee Club!
Hmm… it’s not so bad, but not good either
Went training this past Saturday.
Started off sparring with the guy known as the Baron within the halls of Paraestra Hakata. He’s known for going at 110% all the time. So I decided to see how’d I do if I matched his intensity.
In the middle of passing his guard, somehow my knee went pop.
I doubled over in pain. Everyone stopped to see if I was okay. I was given ice and my leg was elevated.
Tomari-sensei was kind enough to wrap my knee up and the Baron deeply apologized for his inactive part in my injury by offering me a protein drink.
The good news: I’m able to walk on my own power (though I’m walking in slow motion). And I’m able to fully bend my knee and straighten my leg.
The bad news: it really hurts to straighten my leg and if I put any kind of weight on my knee at an angle. I’m planning on going to the hospital to get it checked out to be safe.
The really bad news: even if it’s not that serious I’m out a couple weeks at the most. And I was really hoping to use the time to train for a tournament coming up this March.
I’m incredibly frustrated right now. I felt there was a bit of momentum behind my training lately. And with my knee going out on me… well all of that goes out the window.
I still want to enter the competition in March and will do anything to speed up the healing process, even if it means giving up jiu-jitsu for awhile.
Jeez, this is gonna suck.
Thanks, Tomari-sensei! I think he used up an entire roll…
I have another check up on my knee and will get the official period of time for it to heal. He originally said six weeks (GAH!) but was impressed that I could bend my knee comfortably, but didn’t like that I couldn’t fully extend my leg.