Ankle Injury

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  1. USMA2019

    USMA2019 Member

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    Hey everyone,
    So I recently injured my left ankle during a basketball game and I do not yet know whether I tore a ligament or if I just badly sprained it. I know that injured ankles have a possibility of giving people a hard time in the future, but I was just wondering if I would be disqualified by DODMERB over it. Any feed back would be great and thanks in advance.
     
  2. Pima

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    You need to see a doctor because if it is torn you are going to do more damage and maybe to a point that it will become an issue.
     
  3. ca2midwestmom

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    And if your name is any indication of your age (high school junior?), you have plenty of time to let it heal.
     
  4. kinnem

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    And further, what the heck would you do if it could result in a DQ. Not treat it? That's not very smart. Seems to me it doesn't matter what might happen with a DQ. If it needs treatment it needs treatment. When it heals and you are 100% clear, you should be fine.
     
  5. USMCGrunt

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    By the very nature of the people who apply to the academies and ROTC, they are athletic and bound to be on teams. I would guess 100% have had ankle sprains, broken bones, etc.

    If that were a disqualifier, no one could get in.

    The way to prevent DQ's is to treat the injuries (and the recovery) properly.
     
  6. kcdale99

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    My son broke his wrist his Sophomore year playing football which resulted in surgery to repair (they put in a pin and did some bone grafting). He had to send in a remedial for DODMERB on it, and the DODMERB doctor played with it during his medical exam, but it was not a DQ.

    He did get a DQ for an ear infection problem though, and we are going through the waiver process on that right now. Its hard to tell what will or will not cause an issue.

    The worst thing you could do is not get it treated.
     
  7. Bruce111

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    My DD sprained her ankle last November. Ended up having surgery in May. Qualified by DoDMERB October 1. She did have two administrative remedials. Be sure to let the doctor know that you are interested in attending a service academy.
     
  8. USMA2019

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    Thank you all for the wonderful replies.
     

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