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date: 17 September 2019

unhappy triad

Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise

Michael Kent

unhappy triad 

A classic knee injury, first described in American footballers. The medial collateral ligament, the anterior cruciate ligament, and the medial cartilage in the knee are ripped apart. This is a devastating injury, usually caused by falling awkwardly after a tackle, and can put an end to a sporting career.