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Tearing,Ripping pain below knee when I straighten my leg.

I recently had ORIF and deltoid repair of my right ankle.(2weeks ago) I use a knee scooter to get around. I don't work, so I'm mainly only having to go from room to room.
I went back for my 2 week checkup and spent probably 4 hours on my knee, on the scooter. It started hurting a bit and turning red by the time I got home.
The next morning I could not straighten my leg without feeling like something below my knee was ripping apart. Extreme sharp burning pain remains after the tearing sensation.
What could cause this? I've been using ice on my knee.
I am NWB for another 4 weeks. so I have to use my scooter but am afraid I'm damaging my knee now. Please help, any advice would be great.
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