Ok, my 3rd injury wasn’t like a big huge injury, it was more of a medical problem. This was called Osgood-Schlatter disease. Sounds more serious that what it is.
The Mayo Clinic said that this type of disease occurs in both boys and girls. It is where bones grow a little faster than tendons and ligaments is one thought. Another thought is the constant movement in athletics starts to pull the knee tendon away from the shin bone. I don’t know which version I had, but I think my early tree episode from the first post might have had something to do with it. I think it messed up my knee more than what we thought and this affected me a little bit in my later years. You’ll read another post for another injury that involved the same leg!
This didn’t hurt me really too much. I developed a big bump just below my knee cap. If I put pressure right on the bump it was a little sore. I could still run and jump and do all that good stuff. I think one of the causes was that my knee structure was a little weaker due to another injury and my knee tendon would try and pick up some of the slack. It was basically being over worked. When I was playing baseball, I was always the catcher. I think this added to the problem too. I do remember a baseball hitting it through my shin guards and it did really hurt.
Luckily, by the time I got to high school this didn’t really affect me anymore. Also, during my sophomore year another injury to the same leg would solve the problem forever!. It would end up being cut out. I guess by this time it was like an extra calcium deposit or something like that.
But like all injures, we get over it and move on!