Should I understand that you HAVE been to a Dr. and he said it was a torn ligament? 'Cause that would explain the bruising and the crackling knee bend (that's probably bone against bone sound). That's surgery, dear. And asap. Especially if it bruised, swelled and then went down; see, that tells me the "bruise" went onto the bone ('cause the ligament wasn't there anymore), and you DO NOT want to let that go for too long. Go get an MRI on the knee, stay off of it and use crutches when you do 'til you can get some help. If you can make it, just get an appt with an orthopeadic or sports medicine-type Dr. If it REALLY hurts, hell, I'd go to the ER...it'll be fine, this happens ALL THE TIME...it'll suck for about 6-8 weeks and then better than it was...
You "futbol" folks get this all the time, right? Or is that Australia/New Zealand? You'll be fine, karlie, just do it...
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How are you.
If the knee is still hurting, then the only way out is to get an X-Ray done and then plan accordingly.
You may / may-not have a fracture. So once the X-Ray reports are out, we can plan further.
Meanwhile avoid doing much of knee movements and give it a rest.
Hey, dear! So, how ARE you doin'? Let us know. I would hope that's the way these Forums work...maybe your experience/success will help someone else! Hope you take/took Jyoti's advice, as she sounds like a Doctor or something...