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i have a grade 2 mcl tear that makes my knee unstable when i play volleyball. would bracing during play be advised?

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Dr. Leslie Leighton
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Might help: But only temporary solution and be careful not to make tear worse with volleyball which certainly could happen.

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