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Damaged ligament on knee. On naproxen. When can I get back to playing sports?

Hiya I damaged a ligament in my right knee playing football 6weeks ago. I believe it was the acl ligament (the one that effects the forward and backwards motion) I seemed medical help the next day who sent me away on crutches and gave me exercise techniques. I was told no football for 4 weeks and if it still wasn t right after 4 weeks, to see my GP. 4 weeks past and although my knee was a lot better, I was still unable to lock the knee in when standing. So I went to my GP. He advised that he couldn t feel any damage inside the knee cap but could see the discomfort we he brought the knee up towards me. I was sent away with naproxen , and told to take for 2 weeks cycle a bike and jog on it if u could. And if it hasn t improved, to come back. The 2 weeks is now nearly up and the knee still won t lock out when standing. Ii did go out on my bike and had no discomfort at all. I went back to football training (not a match) which involved jogging. I put a knee support on but felt uncomfortable when jogging on it, and although I could pass a ball, I was unble to have really any power in it. Needless to say my coach made me sit out for most of the exercises. I would really like your advise on why the knee is not locking in properly and how long till I can get back to playing football properly. I was told no match play until September. But at this rate I m starting to think this is not going to be possible. Please help.
Asked On : Mon, 6 Aug 2012
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Thanks for the question.

I think you should get your knee investigated with MRI rather then keep guessing if there is any injury or not.

And it would be ideal to see an orthopedic doctor sooner.

Hope that answers your question.

Answered: Mon, 6 Aug 2012
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