Just to let you all know that my knee has healed well and I've been cleared for takeoff by my doctor. I've been back on the bike and am feeling virtually 100%.
The Doc said I was very lucky that the metal shard tore through my tendon vertically as opposed to horizontally- as the fibers run vertically. Had I torn it horizontally, there would have been difficult surgery with the potential of life-long loss of power and consistency in that leg. I am very thankful for this status!
Time to celebrate with some intervals!