3 weeks ago I broke my tibia and pulled my ACL and PCL slightly from their insertions at the bone tricking around on a 20" whilst drunk. I landed a 360 bunnyhop short and straightlegged myself into a bad hyperextension. Lesson learned.
Anyway, I was fortunate in that my ligament damage was isolated to the insertion, and should be able to heal on it's own, kind of like pulling velcro up, but only half way. My tibia was a hairline fracture, so they're just letting that heal on it's own as well.
I'm on crutches and my progress is better each day; after 3 weeks I can support myself on 2 feet standing, but I'm discouraged bc I go back in on 12/21, and they'll tell me if they think surgery is still in the cards. Even without, I'm bummed that I compromised the integrity of my knee in a sport that's notorious for damaging them.
Has anyone ever had a knee ligament injury, and if so, did you have surgery? How long until you were out riding again?