The verdict is in and it’s not good – Mark has torn the lateral meniscus cartilage in his right knee. It’s a potential career ender as that cartilage acts as a giant shock absorber – something especially critical for Mark – a big guy playing a sport hard on the knees and with one bum knee already. The injury is also very painful with Mark quotes as saying “Out of 10 the pain level is 15. I have never had anything like this before.” Mark will be operated on by specialist Dr. Mervyn Cross in Sydney tomorrow. While the full extent of the tear won’t be known until surgery begins, Dr. Cross told The Australian that he was more confident as to Mark’s future after seeing the initial MRI’s taken in Perth.