cruciate ligament

noun

Definition of cruciate ligament 

: either of two ligaments in the knee joint which cross each other from femur to tibia especially : anterior cruciate ligament

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But the playmaker suffered a cruciate ligament rupture just before La Albiceleste were set to fly off to Russia, with the injury expected to keep Lanzini out of action until December. SI.com, "Jurgen Klopp's Mystery Plot for January Target Is Finally Revealed as Potential Coutinho Replacement," 11 June 2018 The 21-year-old has spent 13 months on the sidelines after rupturing his cruciate ligaments near the tail end of the 2016/17 season while playing at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup with the United States side. SI.com, "Arsenal Youngster Gedion Zelalem Returns to Training After 13-Month Injury Layoff," 5 July 2018 Picking up a cruciate ligament injury at the start of the 2004/05 campaign, Sun worked tirelessly on a strict training regime set up by his father to ensure his swift return to City’s lineup. SI.com, "Pascal Chimbonda and 24 Other Classic Premier League Players You'd Forgotten: No. 13 – Sun Jihai," 31 May 2018 For Moscow, Viktor Vasin is expected to be sidelined for the rest of the season after rupturing his cruciate ligament in February. SI.com, "Arsenal vs CSKA Moscow Preview: Recent Form, Team News, Prediction & More," 4 Apr. 2018 Forward Alex Alegria remains out with a lengthy cruciate ligament injury, whilst Emmanuel Boateng, Antonio Luna, Raul Fernandez, Tono, Sasa Lukic, Cheick Doukoure, and Jason are all sidelined with their respective knocks. SI.com, "Atletico Madrid vs Levante Preview: Recent Form, Team News, Prediction & More," 14 Apr. 2018 Ibrahimovic responded with a team-high 28 goals in 41 games in all competition before sustaining meniscus and cruciate ligament damage in his right knee during a Europa League game last April. Kevin Baxter, latimes.com, "Galaxy set to sign Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic," 22 Mar. 2018 Team News Dutch defender Rick Karsdorp will remain out of contention for Roma until the end of April at the earliest after rupturing his cruciate ligaments just 82 minutes into his debut for the club. SI.com, "Roma vs Shakhtar Preview: Classic Encounter, Key Battle, Team News & More," 12 Mar. 2018 Meanwhile, Germany star Reus trained with the team for the first time since tearing his cruciate ligament in last May's German Cup final. Afp, chicagotribune.com, "Aubameyang, Reus return to Dortmund training," 24 Jan. 2018

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cruciate ligament

noun

Medical Definition of cruciate ligament 

: any of several more or less cross-shaped ligaments: as

a : either of two ligaments in the knee joint which cross each other from femur to tibia:

(1) : anterior cruciate ligament

(2) : posterior cruciate ligament

b : a complex ligament made up of the transverse ligament of the atlas and vertical fibrocartilage extending from the dens to the border of the foramen magnum

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