Season ender?

Posted by Nate in Soccer.
Friday, October 6th, 2006 at 8:05 am

Early in last night’s soccer game I had a good break on the right wing and was coming in towards the goal.  There was a teammate in the center ready for a pass, but the goaltender came out and I thought I could poke it past him into the goal.  I reached out with my right foot and sure enough got it past him, on-net, but not as hard as I wanted.

… I never got to see what happened, but I’m told it didn’t go in – their defender got there in time.  The goaltender fell/dove for the ball as I was kicking it and landed hard just below my kneecap.  I could feel the whole works buckle backwards, hyperextending pretty badly.  Ow.  Really, really, ow.

I didn’t feel any specific "pop", just a general scrunchy stretch like when you roll your ankle hard, and even this morning it’s not visibly swollen.  I’m sure there is internal swelling since I can’t quite extend or bend it fully, but at rest with a brace on it’s not really hurting.  Very hard to walk, though, since my range is so limited.  Wah.  I’m going to give it a day or two and see how things go before I think about going to a doctor – the fact that I can put weight on it and lack of swelling makes me think it’s just a bad sprain and probably nothing tore.  We’ll see.

And you know how I have a desk job, and 95% of my days are spent totally in front of my computer?  Wouldn’t you know today’s the day we’re moving a T1 line to the new building, which means physically hauling 5 servers up and down stairs and across the street to their new home.  Son of a…

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5 Responses to “Season ender?”

  1. Rick Says:

    Arghhh! That sounds really nasty and paainful and a pain the arse too. I hope it is ok. We’ll talk to you later.

  2. MJ Says:

    I sure wouldn’t wait if I were you Nate–just because there’s no swelling and you can put weight on it isn’t necessarily a good sign—not to mention most insurances will cover accidents within a 24 hour period. You sure don’t want to fool around with a knee injury.

  3. Q Says:

    Wow. That was a really sad story. And you didn’t even score the goal! I mean, that would have made it at least a little worth while!

    Hope it gets better soon, and the doc might not be a bad idea.

  4. mps Says:

    isn’t that how it always goes? the one day you’d really like to lay low is the day you can’t. If your insurance is going to get picky, you might want to have a doc look at it. Sounds like it might have done a bit of damage, it might be nice to know what’s up.

  5. troy Says:

    take care of yourself my friend… only sacrifice the knee in bowling!