< Patellar tendon rupture
In the evening of 27th July, I went to play a 5-a-side league game with my team that has been competing in this league over the summer. I was chasing after a 50/50 ball and then I get tackled from behind and thus coming off the worst.
At first I thought it would be a dislocated knee that could be popped back in, but I could not get up or rather did not want to get up in case it would make the injury worse. So it was a visit to the A&E via the ambulance. The diagnosis from the doctors in A&E was that I had suffered a complete patellar tendon rupture in my left knee and would require immediate surgery. A week later after being in hospital, they had operated on my knee and re-attached the patellar tendon to the kneecap with 3 wires inside.
During the period where I had stayed in hospital, it did give me a lot of time to think about things. I had decided that I would no longer play football because I had gone through a similar sort of knee injury a few years back on the other knee and would really hate it if I did undergo it for a third time. I also thought about what sporting activities that would replace football, and in particular the competitiveness feeling. So hopefully after I have completed my rehabilitation which could take up to 6 to 12 months, I will be taking up golf and hopefully be beating people left and right at it!