The lowdown on ligaments Ligaments bind bone ends together. Ligaments in the knee â€” especially the anterior cruciate and the medial collateral â€” can tear during direction changes, twisting, slowing down while running, landing from a jump or from direct blows.
Posterior cruciate ligament
Damaged anterior cruciate ligament
Lateral collateral ligament Fibula
Medial collateral ligament
Press-Gazette, USA Today Source: American Medical Association