Severe knee pain when extended, what is it?

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So I was playing soccer (football for anyone who isn't American) and I hurt my knee. It happened when I was running with the ball and a defender tipped it, this caused me to step on it and when that happened my knee shot back and I fell. At first I thought nothing of it because I didn't hear a "pop" and it didn't hurt, but then when I went to take that first step, my knee straightened out and I had a severe, sharp pain right under my right knee cap (patellar tendon?). I have a game coming up in 2 days, and a tournament in 5. Hopefully you guys know what's wrong with me and it heals quickly!


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    Also, I don't know whether this is important to or not, I am a 17 year old male, going on 18 soon.

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    You need an x-ray and/or MRI by an orthopaedic surgeon.  Stay off the knee until you get a diagnosis.
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    Hi Aniel,

    Listen & take heed of what Chico Marx says, that man knows what he's talking about.

    Good luck



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    Listen to what Marilyn says.  Play...and you might be risking severe knee damage.  Gotta see a doc.
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