Short story. Scar tissue deeply embedded in my knee from the multiple surgeries/replacement. Possibly irrepairable ligament damage due to just how torched my knee is. MCL, ACL, and PCL all inflammed.
The solution? ANOTHER surgery to clear out all the scar tissue. If not with as inflamed as everything is in my knee, my MCL, ACL, and PCL as well as all my interior ligaments are liable to snap on me.
So no, Poot isn't going back to Afghanistan. This Marine's time in the shit is over.