Student Athletes

As a rest alt, many freshmen feel there are positive and negative effects of sports injuries based on how serious the injury is. Bridget Paulson, BASH 9th grader sustained a soccer injury last fall that require De surgery on her CAL and meniscus. Her injury required surgery a few months I eater. This type of injury normally requires a 612 month recovery. It was a noncombatant NJ our, and she is currently in physical therapy. Paulo’s physical therapy is three days a week for 1 1 h hours, and when she finishes, she plans to resume soccer in late June. L wont be able to play soccer my freshman year, and hopefully I will be able t play sophomore through senior year,” explained Paulson, who believes this TTY pee of injury s common for female soccer players at some point in their career. She is that unfurl her injury happened her freshman year and is looking forward to a full recovery a ND resuming play in late June. Paulson has aspirations to play collegiate soccer and has made an initial list of colleges that would suit her academic and athletic goals.

Paulson believes, “HTH freshman year injury will not have a negative impact on the college recruitment NT process. ” Though soccer injuries, like Paulson, are common in the spring, the CAL and meniscus tear she experienced may not be as likely at Other times in the year. The most common injuries we see really depends on the seasons. In the fall w see quite a few concussions with football and soccer as well as medial tibia SST sees syndrome (more commonly known as shin splints) with cross country, Black Hawk athletic trainer John Gecko explains. L n the winter comes the ankle sprains with our basketball teams and in the spring we see our shin splints with track and prêt TTY much anything else with baseball and softball and lacrosse teams” Lila Tangelo, 9 also sustained severe injuries due to playing soccer. Tangelo ore her CAL, MAC, and LLC in April, 2012 while running on the soccer field. H Injury was also a noncombatant injury and had surgery weeks later to repair three alga meets in her knee. Her recovery took seven months, while the normal recovery is 46 months.

Her physical therapy lasted 7 months, 34 days a week, for 1 h 2 hours. How ever, unlike Paulson, Tangelo’s injury was enough to end her soccer career “l have quit soccer due to severity of my injury,” she stated, disappointed that she will not be playing soccer in high school. Yet, for Tangelo, marking the end of her soccer career did not mean marking the end of her athleticism as a whole. Ra there, she has found lacrosse to be extremely rewarding and has discovered she enjoys lacrosse more than soccer.

She has also discovered that hard work and dedication will help athletes get back to where they were or better. Although soccer is no longer in Tangelos future, she is looking forward to an exciting BASH career in Lacrosse and would also like to play lacrosse in college e. She is confident the physical therapy she has received has adequately strengthen De her knee to avoid another injury. Gecko agrees that students can overcome sports related injuries and stated, “Injuries should never limit an athletes ability to reach the next level. Lauren Joneses, is yet another BASH 9th grader who has also sustained a severe soccer injury. Joneses tore her CAL in September 2014 in an out of stats e soccer tournament. Season’s injury occurred while she was running down the field and was also a noncombatant injury. This injury required surgery weeks later and is part accepting in physical therapy for five months, three days a week for 3060 minutes. She is anticipating returning to soccer in late April with a full recovery. “l won’t be able to play soccer my freshman year,” Joneses explains. L don’t think that not playing freshmen year will not have much of an effect on my hi GHz school soccer career. ” She also believes she will have to work hard to get recondition De as a result of inactivity from the injury. Joneses knows of others who have not be en able to come back from soccer related injuries and that makes her want to work hard ere. Yet, she is also glad this injury happened in her freshman year, and believes it will be easier to make a comeback from this point. Joneses would like to further her soccer ability by being a collegiate studentship. It would be great to be a college studentship,” Joneses claims. “I believe t hat my injury will not negatively impact the college recruiting process, because college e recruiters typically do not look at ninth graders. ” Gecko gives advice to all statelessness and states, ” Rest is the best way to stay injury free! It can be a challenge to stay injury free, especially depending on the sport but the most important key to everything is rest and recovery, that’s who ere the body heals and regenerates for the best performance. ”