The San Miguel Beer gunslinger suffered a grade two MCL injury
on July 25 during the series against Rain or Shine, causing him to miss the PBA Commissioner's Cup duel with TNT and a possible FIba World Cup stint with Gilas Pilipinas.
Lawrence, who suffered an MCL injury
last November, rehabed with vigor and is now back on the pitch.
They tried, they lost and the Packers went the distance, with help from a Cutler MCL injury
in the conference championship.
The guard hasn't practiced this week after an MCL injury
forced him to leave Dallas' Week 14 contest with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Striker Luis Suarez will miss the game for the home side because of a knee injury and Brazilian midfielder Rafinha remains a long term absentee due to an MCL injury
"I've been out the last three months with an MCL injury
. So I was delighted to get back on the pitch last Thursday and make my debut, get a touch of the ball again."
Dedryck Boyata had a MCL injury
, so did Erik Sviatchenko.
Only 26% had an associated MCL injury
and 37% had a haemarthrosis.
"If it had been the ACL, that wouldn't have borne thinking about so I was just very fortunate the scans showed that the ACL was still intact - instead it was a grade-three MCL injury
which doesn't require surgery.
On the physical exam of the left knee, the Lachman maneuver was grade 2B (ACL injury with 5-10 mm translation without an endpoint), the varus stress test grade 3 (complete LCL tear with >10 mm opening of the lateral joint), and the valgus stress test grade 2 (MCL injury
with 6-10 mm opening of the medial joint).
In general population, MCL injury
is a rare entity mainly occurring in those populations involving in overhead activities like manual labourers.
One study has used rabbit stem cells derived from the MCL in order to repair a MCL injury
. When introduced to the injury site, MCL stem cells (MCLSCs) alone induced repair and remodelling with expression of collagen type I and the formation of aligned collagen fibres, as well as increased vascularisation.