Well, it finally happened.
I have been playing ultimate frisbee competitively (college and club teams) since 2000. I had always heard and known of other people getting serious knee injuries playing ultimate. I was one of the lucky ones not to have a serious injury.
I was playing ultimate and got blindsided on my right knee. The guy -- a big fella, probably 6'1" 215+ -- stumbled and fell into the outside of my right knee. I remember looking to my right and seeing the guy coming. I saw him trip, and stumble downward into my leg. I felt my knee go sideways, felt a slight pop and dislocation of the joint, then felt it go back into place. Sorry if that is graphic.
My knee swelled up pretty good, but I am able to stand on it and walk on it. I am wearing a knee immobilizer to prevent further injury.
Just went to the doctor and had x-rays and knee exam done. X-rays showed a small piece of bone broken off inside the knee. The doc said that could be a sign that something bad happened to the ACL, which only an MRI can confirm.
So that is where I am right now. Waiting to get an MRI done and hopefully getting some good news, even though it looks gloomy right now. If any of you guys have some experience with this type of injury, I sure would like to hear what happened to you. And I ask for your prayers as well, b/c I really do not want to stop being an athlete b/c of this injury.