All right, all you wannabe doctors and health experts:
I hurt my knee at practice last night. I was on one knee inside someone's guard. My left leg was foot flat on the floor, knee bent at 90 degrees, as if I was proposing marriage someone. My partner did a strong scissor sweep chopping out my left leg (so impact was to the bottom/middle of the outside of my left leg, sweeping me and landing hard on top of me. Felt something shift/dislocate/tear/who knows in my left knee, left practice to ice and rest.
The good: I can stand normally without pain. I can even stand on just my left leg without pain. I can squat down pretty far without pain or discomfort. I'm not in any pain when at rest.
The bad: I can't bend my knee while walking. Essentially, although my knee can bend fine while I'm sitting, I can't do the bending motion you need to when lifting your leg forward to walk. Doesn't really hurt...just doesn't go. Also buckles/feels loose if I have to try to rotate my bent knee sideways for some reason.
It's my understanding that a serious ligament tear has a lot of swelling. When I sprained my ankle badly a few months ago it ballooned up hugely. THis is nothing like that, I have almost no swelling, and no bruising. Any thoughts, other than "see a doctor!"? If it doesn't improve a lot in a couple days I'll end up doing that I'm sure. Just looking for short time piece of mind, I suppose. Thanks.