Denny kicked me in the knee over a week ago. I went to see someone on Friday about it, and he couldn't determine anything for sure at this point because it's still so swollen. He suspects injuries to my medial collateral ligament, anterior cruciate ligament, medial meniscus and illiotibial band. All structures are intact (flexion tests said so), but could be damaged, we don't know the extent at this point.
Oh, and lovely - my bruise is calcifying in my IT band!
I have been up and hobbling around on it, but that has been painful. I caught it a couple times yesterday (leading me to believe that there might be meniscal damage) and it nearly sent me through the roof!!
When I asked him when I could ride again, he said to not even think about it for a "long while." Whatever that means. He said we'll talk more about it on Monday.
I'm sure there are others here that have had knee injuries - if you would be willing to share, how long was it before you were back in the saddle?
Would it be terrible for me to go hop on Denny bareback and just walk around?
If I am off for a while, my friend suggested I call up a girl we used to teach and ask her if she would want to ride him. This girl is a lovely little rider whom I absolutely adore. She hasn't ridden in a while though and I'm concerned that Denny would be too much for her. Besides that, I am very protective of my horses and it might kill me to see her do things on him that I would be unable to do soon. (I.e. I would like to be the first one to jump him)
I might be getting ahead of myself as we don't know how bad the damage is at the moment, but hey, why not discuss it?