Earlier this year I got injured pretty innocuously while playing football – the ball got played over the top of the opposition defence, I was through on goal with only the on-rushing keeper to beat. The ball bouncing quite high and I stretched my leg as high into the air as high possible (ie not very high at all), failing to make contact with it as the keeper took an easy catch.  I then planted my foot, with my leg completely straight and my momentum taking me forward. My knee was pushed inversely – with my leg trying to bend in the opposite way it was meant to. I’d hyper-extended it. I knew straight away something was wrong, subbed myself and haven’t played since. Initial diagnosis was that I had torn my meniscus (the cartiliage in my knee), however after taking part in physiotherapy this was not the case. View full article »