Originally Posted by alwaysawarrior
I think at this point it's in his head. He needs to go out and prove it to himself that it is fine.
I had basically the exact same injury (torn meniscus) last December and was recovered enough for athletic activity after about four months. There was a point where I actually "felt" it heal that last little bit. After that feeling, I knew I could do pretty much everything I'd done before.
However, each injury IS different, and each person is different. And of course there's a different standard of healing for world-class athletes compared to your average Joe who bowls or works out regularly like I do. But after 8 months, based on my own experience, I'd say it's more in his head than anything.