Two weeks ago at rugby practice I dislocated my right patella (knee cap). The doctor at the ER pushed it back into place with no problems. The following week I went to to doctor and I am now waiting to get into Phyical Therapy.
The doctor recommended I buy a knee brace, but when I went to purchase one the women at the medical center discouraged me from the purchase. They said they would cost anywhere from $200 to $2000 for the type I’m looking for.
My questions are, how long can I expect to be away from rugby? We have a tourney at the end of June and I really want to be part of it. And, can anyone recommend a good knee brace? I may be able to afford $200, but $2,000 is out of the question.
Does anyone have any thoughts?