It has been 10 days since I stepped out of the Steadmans Clinic for ACL surgery for the 2nd time. I originally had ACL surgery back in August of 2011 but unfortunately my body rejected the new graph and it failed on me. So, here we go again…2nd ACL surgery within 8 months.
The past week has been ok. There is not nearly as much swelling and pain this time around. The Doc said since he did not have to drill new holes in my femur and Tib the surgery was a lot less invasive. Resulting in less pain and swelling.
Time to move forward! It was a nice week and half being laid up, watching movies and eating crappy food. Now, its time to get back to work. I got cleared to ride the stationary bike and do some light core exercises. So, I guess I have no choice but to get after it.
Tommy Gogolen, USA National Telemark team member suffers a major blow once again to his right knee. This is devastating news to Gogolen who came off a career best season after make a miraculous comeback from his first ACL surgery back in August of 2011. Just 8 months later while playing a pick up game with some friends Gogolen went to pivot while running and simply “fell over.” According to his Doctor the graph never took. Gogolen was able to ski all winter on the ACL by simply building up his surrounding muscles protecting it but in reality the new graph was rejected by his body.
Surgery was slated for May 15, 2012 and Gogolen expects to have a full recovery for the 2012-2013 ski season.