Medial collateral ligament injuries are usually contact injuries and can occur in any contact sport.
They are commonly combined with ACL and/or PCL tears. The usual mechanism is a blow to the weight bearing limb on the inside of the leg.
MCL tears have a good propensity to heal if treated accurately. The diagnosis needs to be made rapidly and treatment instituted to minimise the time off your sport. Most people do not require surgery and can be treated with an appropriately timed rehabilitation programme which we can organise.