Mat Fraser snatch
Source: CrossFit Inc

Mat Fraser Talks about The Knee Injury that Nearly Ended his CrossFit Games

Mat Fraser discussing his LCL tendon injury.

“If I lifted my leg up to the side, my knee bent the wrong way. It just drooped in.”

Mat went on to say:

“I didn’t want to tell anyone. I didn’t want any of the sharks smelling blood in the water.”

The lateral collateral ligament (LCL) is the ligament located in the knee joint. Ligaments are thick, strong bands of tissue that connect bone to bone. The LCL runs along the outside of the knee joint, from the outside of the bottom of the thighbone (femur) to the top of the lower-leg bone (fibula).

Interviewer and creator of the excellent AMRAP Podcast Will Edmonds also shot this video during the 2018 CrossFit Games. 

You can find more of Will’s insightful interviews on instagram or by searching for AMRAP Podcast in the place where you normally download your podcasts. He works with athletes such as Katrin Davidsdottir, Brooke Wells, Noah Ohlsen alongside many other top athletes and coaches.