after consulting with an athletic rehab specialist i did some adductor work, which released my hip, instantly making my right knee feel ten times stronger.
apparently i was not tracking my right femur properly due to minor inflammation of the adductor tendon in the hip insertion point.
and i had some suspicion that this might have had something to do with it, as i `ve had groin issues this year also.
i guess they were more connected than i`d initially thought.
the contact i felt during the game was so minor that i had thought the injury was related to some on-going weakness elsewhere in the system.
good news, as i can use the adductor machine at the rehab facility for a week, thanks to a friend who runs the place.