Looking at a recent picture of JOM. He has very interesting knee strapping.
It was said that he tore the tendon off his patella. This pattern of strapping is rare and seems to indicate a condition such as chondromalacia or more likely the chronic hoffa syndrome under the knee cap, which requires that the patella be pushed up and to one side. The less severe patella tendinitis would normally require a more symmetrical strapping.
He also has a significant patellar tendon strapping below the kneecap which one would fully expect. Normal patella tendinitus strapping is quite common and is usually minimal, as in the case of Zaka and now Marty, who are obviously prone to it.
I just wonder, has he been kicking the ball much, during the pre-season ?