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11-27-2010, 06:46 AM
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Chapin Landvogt
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As I understand it, an MCL tear usually involves 4-6 weeks of rest - not even rehab. Trent would likely use a brace for a while. The ligament grows back together - as opposed to an ACL, which would have been an entirely different story.

Dunno if TH already has a history of MCL tears and I'm not sure what the severity of tear it is as a grade 3.

Wait a second....

Ahhh, here's more info:
Grade III MCL Tear
A grade III injury is a complete tear of the MCL. Patients have significant pain and swelling, and often have difficulty bending the knee. Instability, or giving out, is a common finding with grade III MCL tears. A knee brace or a knee immobilizer is usually needed for comfort, and healing may take 6 weeks or longer.

http://orthopedics.about.com/cs/knee.../mclinjury.htm

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