Okay, i got my results today from MRI and I do have a partial tear of my UCL (Ulnar collateral ligament) in my left elbow. It is a band of 3 ligaments and I have a slight tear in my anterior ligament of the UCL. This happened from a key lock. I have really flexible shoulders etc and was feeling no pain when it was applied then all of a sudden my elbow pops. Has anybody had any experience with this injury? The ortho said I should take another 6-8 weeks off (been 2 weeks already) and do therapy. I have been doing electro shock therapy as well as ultrasound on my elbow since the first week. I do not need surgery and he even said I could do bench press if say for example I could do 200 lbs i should do 100 lbs. BUT not to do anything that hurts the arm. It is hard to get a straight answer out of this Ortho surgeon and I am afraid that the ligament will never heal. I have been reading a lot about it but just wanted to check here on Sherdog to see if anybody else has gone through this injury. I hope the ligament heals back to normal and not this BS i have been reading about where it never heals just the muscles are built up around it. The doctor mentioned it is like an MCL sprain in the knee. I assume I have a grade I/Grade II UCL tear. I do not have a grade III and he said I would not need surgery. Thanks for all your help, really bummed about this.