2012 CrossFit Games runner-up Matt Chan has confirmed he is ‘recovering well’ after picking up injuries in his right and left knee last year.
In an interview back in November, Chan revealed he had noticed slight pain in both his knees at the 2012 South West Regionals, with the pain getting progressively worse over the 2012 Games weekend in Carson, California.
After seeing a number of specialists and having an MRI scan, Chan was diagnosed with meniscus tears and osteo-arthritis in both knees.
These injuries forced Chan to take a slight break from CrossFit late last year and slow down his training to prepare himself for the 2013 CrossFit Open.
The good news, is that after two months of treatment, Chan has revealed he is well on the road to recovery, and close to training at full capacity:
Here’s a paragraph from an article he published online this week:
“Eight weeks after a series of injections that included stem cells taken from bone marrow from my pelvis and from my blood, I am beginning to notice signs of recovery. I can squat below parallel, push press, jump rope all with minimal recovery time.”
Chan also states he is about two weeks away from being cleared to train at full capacity. But he admits his quadriceps are still causing him some minor issues.
With five weeks until the 2013 CrossFit Open begins, we can expect Matt Chan to be fit and ready to go for another CrossFit Season.
But do you think the injuries will impact his performance? Let us know how you think Matt Chan will perform this year in the comment section below: