I have been in the beginners forum for about a year, so I thought I'd move up into here :).
I am writing because I had a great workout this morning, and then I went and played basketball. Bad idea, i guess. My knee popped out after I jumped and landed on that leg.
I believe it is ACL because it felt the same as when I injured my other knee 15 years ago. It hurt a lot at first, but I walked it off and it almost feels fine.... almost. It feeels extremely unstable, it just doesn't hurt. If It acts the same as the other knee did, I won't be able to bend it tomorrow though.
So I am looking for several things. First, any advice on what kind of surgery to get? I know there are several different methods of replacing the ACL, but I have no idea which one is the best.
WSecond, what can I do in the meantime? I was doing Meltdown training, but it looks like that's out now since there's plenty of leg stuff in there. Also, would swimming be a good form of cardio to replace basketball and running?
Finally, what should I be looking to do during the recovery period.