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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In 2016 Phegley underwent surgery to remove a cruciate ligament cyst in his right knee. Shayna Rubin, The Mercury News, "A’s catcher Josh Phegley could be an All-Star — but, first, who is he?," 25 June 2019 The 26-year-old has suffered knee injuries in the past, notably rupturing his cruciate ligament with Roma in 2016, which ruled him out for four months. SI.com, "Chelsea Fear Antonio Rudiger Will Miss Start of 2019/20 Campaign Due to Serious Knee Injury," 19 June 2019 Wentz blew out his left knee Dec. 10, tearing both the anterior and lateral cruciate ligaments. Nancy Armour, USA TODAY, "Which of today's free agent deals will be tomorrow's NFL busts?," 13 Mar. 2018 His goal against Augsburg was Reus' second in as many Bundesliga games for Borussia Dortmund, and marks an early success in his return from a ruptured cruciate ligament. SI.com, "Liverpool Fans Speculate as Marco Reus Uses Roberto Firmino's Celebration During Bundesliga Game," 27 Feb. 2018 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

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circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

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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:
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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