- Jul 14, 2005
If he damaged cartilage that can be repaired, that's what a meniscus tear is. It has to be really bad before they just remove it these days, especially in a young athlete. I had my ACL and medial meniscus repaired 15 months ago and my meniscus was all bunched up in the front of my knee. The repair was a total success.But if he damaged the cartilage in his knee while blowing out his knee, it isn’t.