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eheathI had a pretty minor LCL injury (i would guess grade one tear/sprain/strain whatever), didn't get it check out by a doctor, but I didnt ski for about 6 weeks and it felt great the rest of the season. Basically what happened to me is I had what I presumed was scar tissue/swelling for a few weeks where it was quite painful but it progressive got better and one day it just didn't really hurt unless I completely squat down (think reading a putt while golfing) and that pain took a month or so after i started skiing to go away. So, skiing will feel fine probably at 10 weeks, maybe do some PT to keep your legs strong.
altasupportJust to give you some perspective, if you had torn it completely, it would be just as serious as an acl tear. It's no joke. That said, if it's only partly torn/sprained then surgery is unnecessary and you'll be fine as long as you let it heal with plenty of rest the first 2-3 weeks, then moderate physical therapy for another few. Do exactly what your doctor and pt tell you. If your pt recommends certain daily exercises, treat them like a job, so that you have to do them even when you really don't want to. When your pt says you're good to go, send it.
abaxterTore my MCL couple years ago in the summer and it took me about 3 months to get back to sports. The ligaments serve pretty similar function so for me obviously your leg and knee just feel a little weak and awkward at first but good physical therapy and work in the gym and then wear a brace or some form of support when u go and you’ll be back in no time. Good luck!