08 Feb Johnathan Stewart sustained a possible hyper-flexion left knee – Super Bowl 50
Mary Larkin, PT and Senior Sports Injury Analysis
Johnathan Stewart sustained a possible hyper-flexion left knee injury during a tackle, in the first period of the Super Bowl. The tackle also place stress to the medial knee (inside the knee), where the medial collateral ligament sits. Usually, Hyperflexion injuries affect the posterior cruciate ligament, which is a stabilizing ligament opposite the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). And isolated PCL tear is rare, but he probably sustained a great I or II sprain with a probable MCL sprain. Stuart has returned to the game, and hasn’t had a problem with forward progression. His injury has not seemed to affect his playing at this time, which would indicate a mild sprain if anything.
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