Jared Eberwein: Again? But not for long….
“I had surgery back in April on my ACL and meniscus, bummed that I ever had to face it. I went hard in physical therapy, noticing lots of progression and improvement. I think it was at about 4 months of healing after surgery, not sure but things begun to give me difficulties. Almost in a since, it felt like I was back tracking, progressively get worse, or just nothing was changing. I got back to riding around this point, so clearly I was just so happy to start riding again, I wouldn’t think to much about my knee not getting any better. I’m now 8 months post surgery, I went and saw my doctor and asked for another MRI because he couldn’t really figure out why I was having complications. He sent me out to get another MRI just so we can see whats going on inside. Got the MRI right away, my doctor schedule was booked for 2 weeks, so my old physical therapist told me to go get the report myself and he’ll go over it with me. I did so, turns out I still have a tear in my medial meniscus, growth under my knee cap (cyclops), fluid, and scaring. Bummed on my situation, and don’t know if there is a figure to point at someone. Doctor Choa popped in my head right away, just because of his reputation in our sport, and he background of athletes that he mainly works on. I went and met with him ASAP and he said unfortunately even though you went through surgery and everything already, he told me that for a knee surgery, this will be a tune up of a job. If everything goes as planned, I’ll be walking the same day of surgery, and back to riding my bike in 30 days or so. I just had surgery on Monday the 8th, started walking once I got home, and I’m on the road to recovery already, hopefully a much much shorter road this time”