[quote]Dark Iron wrote:
I dislocated my knee cap, cracked it, and tore some miniscus in high school while playing football. I also ended up playing the whole season with it like that. I payed the price and had to get surgery on it twice. It depends on how loose it is, and whether or not it heals off to the side. If it does than it will just keep dislocating. I had about 3 months of being off it, twice, and a couple months of rehab, twice. I was a dumb kid and didn’t listen to my doctor, i took the brace off often and prob set it back alot. I’m 100% now and squat big so in retrospect I’m glad I got surgery, although ice sometimes makes it pop out a bit. lol
So if you take away the whole football season I played with it, the fact I didn’t heed my doctors advice, and it healing of to the side the first time, than healing and rehab is prob about 4 months. Hope that helped…[/quote]
do you find that your knee injuries made it hard to come back to squatting? I’ve had some minicus problems from playing high school football myself (repeatedly sprained or whatever) and whenever i squat i find my right glute (yes it was my right knee i hurt) doesnt fire properly and causes me to get an uneven amount of drive out of the hole. Makes for a very unbalanced uneven looking squat. If i do enough single leg work for long enough the situation improves but it NEVER seems to go away completly.