I injured my knee at martial arts class two weeks ago when my body was thrown but my foot stayed planted. I spent today in Indianapolis meeting with the orthopedic surgeon and his staff. The news from the MRI and physical exam wasn't good. I need a total ACL reconstruction--I have no ACL left in the right knee (and a meniscus tear too). There'll be no working out for me for 6-12 months. I haven't scheduled the date for the surgery yet, but I'm pretty depressed about it. It's clear that I need the procedure to keep from further injury and bad arthritis, but being laid up for up to 6 weeks and hobbled for many months thereafter isn't an encouraging thought.