well i need some serious advice here please.
Got an MRI on my knee last week, and it appears that I have completely torn my ACL but i unaware of it. They called it a Chronic Grade III torn ACL. So basically, ive had a completely torn ACL for over a year. Ive played football, cycled competitively, consistently lift (squats are my best lift, compete in Track (sprinter) for my college, and it has never bothered me. The doctor said he was totally blown away from this that my body has compensated for this and for how athletic i am. He said hes never seen anything like this! lol
So the question is, should i get surgery? How long will i be out from lifting? Can i be back in the gym lifting upper body only within a week? When can i start walking? Whats the average recovery time?