Mike, reading your response encourages my spirits somewhat. I just found out today that I tore my ACL and meniscus. Being that its Nov 18, 6 months from now brings me to April 18 and on the east coast thats a mute point. I was really looking forward to this years boarding season because last winter I tore my meniscus and I missed EVERYTHING! Record snow in Vermont/NH and a ski trip out in Boulder with some fellas. With that said, is there any chance in being able to do some casual boarding, coasting the green and blue runs, or am I pretty much screwed? Anyone out there run into the same situation that can shed some light on my dark winter? Mike, did your boy run into any issues after the trip?