Ouchie. Today I was playing first, and on a close play, I ran to the bag, caught the ball and the runner ran into my knee. It has been hurting a lot on the front, mostly when it is bent and I put weight on it. It didn’t bother me when I was pitching after, but it feels like it may be seizing up, or something like that. I have been icing it for the past 1.5 hours, to no avail.

How old are you?

16, 6’1 ~200 pounds.

Ah. What you just described to me sounds like how I got my Osgood Schlatter’s in me, only in a different sport. A hard impact into the front of my knee, and it swelled like that was it’s job. I was 11 at the time though. If it’s still bugging you for like 3 or 4 days in a row, go see a doctor if you already haven’t.

Alright, well, it seems to be feeling a lot better. Not totally healed yet, just feels like I got a massive bruise on the side of my knee.

It could be nothing more than a contusion. Just rest it up and see what it does. It doesn’t sound all that serious. Let us know what goes on.