Alexio returns..

Physical conditioning, injuries, nutrition and everything related to fitness
Post Reply
Veteran Member
Posts: 617
Joined: 14 Oct 2007, 13:22


I've resumed full training, played 30-40 minutes of my match on the weekend, felt great to get out on the field but I've got the issue of my right knee buckling consistently when I begin to sprint. It gets sore and buckles consistently and I just can't physically sprint on it's really frustrating!!

Is this a muscle concern? I'm seeing my physio next Wednesday about it, anyway we lost 2-0 and we're stuck in 5/6th place pretty much with 4 rounds remaining. I can't perform full exercises at physio because there's this major pinch followed by my knee buckling when I go down for a squat. It's a major concern considering I've had surgery on it already. :P

I played wing and defense on the weekend, really loved playing back (we were playing 5-4-1), and we didn't concede while I was on the pitch. Anyway keeper got chipped blah..

I've got a question about my positioning as well, I played wing and simply couldn't make breaks down the wing as my knee consistently buckled and pinched (behind the kneecap, fatty tissue pinching). Should I reconsider my position on the field? Perhaps a defensive mid?

I've been working on my endurance and was jogging across the field the entire match (the 40 mins of it, 20 mins each half), I loved roaming across the field as defensive mid during our practice matches (during training) and as a back I loved pushing up during offensive plays..I just can't sprint anymore!! I'm screwed if I have to play on the wing and I have to make a break!! What do I do?! Where should I play?!

P.S. Great to see you all again, I've been on and (mostly) off the forums for quite a while.. :)

Posts: 2695
Joined: 23 May 2008, 19:51


sorry alexico, i can't help you with your knee problem!

i guess it could be that your leg is a bit 'weak' from being out of action or something (thats just a guess)

but the physio should sort it out!

i'd say yeah moving to DM and acting as a playmaker, so you wait behind the ball on attack (so you have a wide view of the pitch) the recive and distribute passes, mabye have a few cracks at goal from long range...

least until your knee gets better then you could return as a winger...

but that problem might hider you all postions :(

good luck with your injury anyway!

Veteran Member
Posts: 2117
Joined: 03 Jul 2007, 20:34


I'm not really sure how to help with the knee problems but thats what your physio is for lol.

I knew a girl who played soccer and softball. She tore her acl 3 times (yes 3) mostly from soccer. She would rehab intensily and come back and play all those sports when she was healthy. She never gave up even when a lot of people (including me) were wondering if it was the right move. She is now playing softball in college and her knee is fine from what i've heard lol.

Post Reply