Originally Posted by Philpug
At Kton, my son and I were poaching some woods, we were skiing the Mountain Biking trail map
. Our second run down and near the bottom where I could see the cross trail that we would merge with....BAM. Left ski was off and my knee was slammed into the ground. At that point a "yelp" escaped my mouth. My knee felt real warm as I sat there. I got up and started shaking it loose to get some of the pain out. I was able to stand on that leg so I am suspecting that it is not my ACL. I got my skis back on and skied down to the Gondie. Ty and I took a few more runs (4 or so), but there was two times when I hit some ice that my left ski just came out from under me and I went down.
I will go see the ortho that Lola say for her knee. Me thinks it is the MCL or meniscus. I hope MY season isn't done too.
I will post updates when I know.
Phil, I can't tell from your description if you had a premature ejection. Should your ski have stayed on when you hit that trail? With all of the recent injuries to Bears I have been rethinking my settings. I have backed off on the toes, but I still keep the heels fairly high to avoid surprise ejections. (Like Utah49 I refuse to lower my settings to reflect my age. I ski just as fast as I did when younger).
Hopefully you will have a quick recovery. I did a bucket handle tear at work one spring, rode my exercise bike and did leg weights right up to surgery and was back on the exercise bike a few days afterwards. I was out on the road bike within 2 weeks. Is it a medial meniscus? Good luck, but I hope you err on the side of caution. Too many years left to rush back, especially in such a lousy snow year in the East. ONTH, when are you going to make it to one of the "Let's go Colorado" gatherings? Maybe you will have to think about returning to A-Basin with the infamous sweater come April. My best to ya, LewBob