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ACL + PCL injury

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Showcase, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. Showcase

    Showcase White Belt

    Jan 4, 2010
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    i torn my ACL and PCL 1 year ago, now im 4months after reconstruction - but my question is: any of you guys or your friends back to mma after that injury to normal level ?
  2. MASShole

    MASShole Get it?

    Jan 21, 2010
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    Sure, why not? How many pros have had knee surgery in the past few years and come back the next? Shogun comes to mind.
  3. mrsneakyz28

    mrsneakyz28 Green Belt

    Dec 31, 2006
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    I didn't even start training until AFTER I completely tore my acl and I still haven't had surgery.

    I was a soccer player my whole life with some decent boxing experience, no ground game whatsoever. Just after highschool I was playing in a premeir indoor league and I sustained a level 4 acl tear in the last game of the season. I didn't have insurance so I did not get the surgery. Basically I didn't do shit for like a year, and then I spent another 6 months rehabbing and strengthening the muscles around my knee. I was too nervous to get back into soccer but I needed something to keep me busy.

    I was always interested in Muay Thai, and I was a pretty good boxer so I gave it a shot. I trained and competed for almost 2 years, MT, BJJ, Wrestling, Crossfit, and Strength with little problem. However I was overtraining, not resting enough,etc and started sustaining random injuries. Then one fateful day I took a shin directly on my bad knee and it was pretty fucked up for a while. I was too eager to get back into it too soon and it did not hold up. That was 2 years ago.

    I've just been doing strength training now and if I wanted to get back into mma I don't think my knee is in any worse shape than it was when I started at this point. I just don't want to get back into mma at this time in my life, too busy.

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