I need some advice ....
I had ACL reconstruction using my hamstring graft 6 months ago. At about 5 months I returned to football training after lots of bike work and jogs since about 3 months. Training went well, training twice a week, I wasn't 100% but comfortable playing and every session was progressive with mobility.
After a good preseason training, the first competetive game of the season come and I lasted 10 minutes before I pivoted and my knee buckled and i went down with intense pain before being carried off. What was strange was after about 30 minutes, no swelling, I could walk on it fine and I went home and rested.
So my thought process here is ... for it too buckle, I have either retorn the graft or it still isn't fully functioning yet. I went to my GP hoping to be referred for MRI to properly assess the damage although he did a hands on assessment and said my knee is "intact and i may of gotten away with it" and advised me to never play again.
I explained that i want to play again and he advised me to wait a few month's and then risk it if i wish too. I can either wait a few months, do some strengthening exercises and return to football or find another doctor and hope to be referred for MRI?