Which USMNT player will make the biggest impact in the group stage of the Gold Cup?
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Post #1
Sunday September 6, 2015 11:23pm

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 1,111
Good day to all. Not really USA or MLS related, but I would like to ask if any of you have been able to return to play at a decent level after a partial medial meniscsectomy? I have had a really frustrating journey since 2011. Torn ACL and meniscus. Surgery 2012 partial meniscus was done. 2013 ACL repair. 2015 meniscus surgery again a month ago. All same knee. My ACL is perfect, but they removed about an inch of my medial meniscus. There is nothing I love to do more than play soccer, but I have not been able to for the past four years. That's when i actually started following MLS weekly. Landon Donovan and the USA made me forget 90 minutes that. Except for Stuart's injury days. I really hope one of you has had a successful return, of course, if you've had this.injury. Thanks for your time.

Post #2
Tuesday September 8, 2015 4:32pm

Joined Dec 2013
Total Posts: 950
Can't help you. I finally retired after pulling 4 different muscles a total of 5 times in a 5 month span shortly after I thought I had mini retired anyway by moving to the 40+ league. That and my wife got pregnant with our 2nd. I might make a return in several years the 50+ league.

Post #3
Tuesday September 8, 2015 5:49pm

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 1,111
I'm not a father, but i couldn't imagine anything better than the love for a child and feeling of being loved by one. Congratulations. Do what you do, no matter what it is, they see you as a hero when they are young. Simple jokes or magic tricks get you laughter from them and nothing can compare to that. I do have nephews and nieces.

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Post #4
Tuesday September 8, 2015 6:59pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 1,720
damn man that sucks, I partially tore my ACL playing pickup ball around 2011 too.

Your condition sounds much worse and it pains me to hear it. Playing sports is one of the things that help bring out the inner child in a grown adult, and that translates to a great time. Hope you make a full recovery, failing that at least enough to get you back out there.

Post #5
Tuesday September 8, 2015 9:18pm

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 1,111
Thanks man. Did you get surgery on yours? And if you did, how is it now? I am working on a come back but I think a lot about it. If Holden had elite trainers and was not able to get back, that scares me.

Post #6
Tuesday September 8, 2015 10:25pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 966
Have sprained my ankles combined likely a hundred times or so, pulled/tweaked my hammy likely 50+ times (my hammies have had horrible flexibility since I was born + I was extremely fast). Broke bones in my hand a few times (only to play the next week after wrapping my cast in a towel and bubble wrap in 95deg weather so the refs would allow me to play), tore all ligaments in one ankle at one time. Never considered retiring from playing competitively until 2 years ago. I ruptured my Achilles during a match, had surgery and simply can't recover.

Everyone is different, all injuries are different, the risks are different for different people. Many people recover well from knee injuries, some don't. Many people recover from Achilles injuries, some don't.

Personally can't risk another long time out from work if I were to rupture the same or other Achilles again. I have a daughter now so it's simply not worth it although I desperately miss it. Also my calf refuses to regain an strength what so ever post surgery so I can no longer push off with my bad Achilles.

Stopping competitive play doesn't mean you have to stop all together though. I still take 4 balls to the field from time to time and shoot on goal, dribble, etc. you can still scrimmage/practice with the right people. You can still play foot golf. You can still post on yanks-abroad and watch te usmnt play.

Good luck to you, your situation is different than any other knee injury. Talk to your doctors and see how your body reacts to the basics before pushing yourself.
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Post #7
Wednesday September 9, 2015 12:27am

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 1,111
Thank you guys, I really do appreciate your feedback and history on personal injuries. I know that if had to provide for someone i would also do as you all and stop. And as we get older, we take longer to recover. I just turned 30 this year and man, stuff starts to pop and ache out of no where. I will give it one more shot. Doctor told me i should be good to go within 6-8 weeks, I'll probably take 10. It sucks that we cant do what we love because our body does not permit it but it gives me comfort that I am not alone. From my heart, thank you guys. Go USA!

Post #8
Wednesday September 9, 2015 5:06am

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 854
Sucks that you guys have worst of the injuries, hopefully you can get back to normal or at least rec games. Future looks bright and the best part is that you will be coaching your little ones the right way.

Rey Regicide
Post #9
Wednesday September 9, 2015 7:23pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 1,720
Original post from Live490

Thanks man. Did you get surgery on yours? And if you did, how is it now? I am working on a come back but I think a lot about it. If Holden had elite trainers and was not able to get back, that scares me.

no surgery, difference between athletes and ourselves, if we can live with the discomfort, there's no need to try to fix it. Doctor said that in the event that i totally tear it, then it would be prudent to try to do some reconstructive surgery, otherwise best to stay clear for something that won't yield maximum benefits.

I may have a quack doctor tho

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