KNEE

15 Aug

It’s Wednesday August 15th.  I am flying to Chicago in a couple of hours.  We have midwest tryouts for Team Jew.S.A. on Sunday, so I am going a few days early to see friends.

Good news… KOJB skyrockets over 3,ooo readers yesterday.  Only 996,968 hits away from a million!  Let’s pump this thing up. You. Me. Us. Together.  Follow KOJB on twitter @kingofJbaseball.

Bad news… went to physical therapy yesterday and they think I have a meniscus tear in my right knee.

superstar physical therapist jackie www.spearcenter.com

front view of a right knee

We all have two menisci in each knee, or a total of four, as you see above– the blue “c” shaped discs– a lateral meniscus, and a medial meniscus.  It is my lateral, or outside, meniscus on my right knee.  The menisci are essentially pads between bones so they’re not rubbing against one another.  This sort of sucks, but goes mostly without meaning.  I maintain that I cannot be stopped.  I don’t have anything to preserve myself for.  If I were younger, maybe I would rest, or get surgery.  But, alas, I am not, so I’m simply going to proceed as if nothing were wrong.  Fact remains, we have a baseball tournament to win in Florida in a few weeks.  In the meantime, have to go to Richie’s to lift before my flight.

team israel wbcq poster

See you in Chicago.

2 Responses to “KNEE”

  1. Matt B. August 16, 2012 at 1:02 am #

    You can get a cortisone injection. It won’t fix the situation, assuming it is a meniscal tear, but it’ll decease the inflammation inside that causes the pain. They can also put an anesthetic in the injection and your knee will feel invincible for about a week. I don’t think there’s enough time to have a second injection before Jupiter but you could time it right before you leave and be set while you’re there. Even if it’s not a meniscal tear it will make your knee feel better.

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