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Just over two weeks ago whilst playing Rugby on a hard surface, I fell onto my left kneecap with all my weight (100kg) and another guys weight on top of me. I had a horrible shooting pain behind my kneecap as soon as I hit the floor but as there was only a couple of minutes left I played on and I managed to run it off.
It was sore for a few days and a bit stiff but by the time I played again two weeks later I barely noticed it and it seemed to have completely healed more or less. However, my first tackle of the game about 1 minute in and I landed on the same knee. The impact was no way near as heavy as the first time but the pain was excruciating and though I made it to half time I had to come off. It was a horrible shooting ache behind my kneecap.
It's taken a bit longer this time but after a week it's almost back to full mobility again though there's a slight amount of swelling and bruising and it's still sore to the touch. I've been to the doctor today and he basically said it was just a bruise but he didn't even look at it and told me to keep my shoes and jeans on and come back in a month if it still hurts.
My issue is that it doesn't hurt at all at the moment to walk (6 days later) but I'm worried that any kind of impact will flare it up again. He even said I could go back to sport! I would assume it was a bad bruise if it happened once but the fact that it happened again, and worse, at pretty much the first sign of impact makes me think it might be an underlying issue.
Anyone experienced anything similar or think I should get a second opinion?
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