A friend of mine on the rugby team asked me to help him develop a weight training routine. He's quick as a bullet, but wants to get stronger and more athletic. A little while ago he had knee surgery and they removed his entire meniscus. He was advised against a weighted squat. Now, making a routine for him, I balk at constructing one without the squat. Then I think, deadlifts would put enormous pressure on his knees as well... Any experiences here doing heavy lifting with a removed meniscus?