Fitness level on I-Day following rehab

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  1. Sydney C.

    Sydney C. Member

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    I've searched the forum but can't seem to find an answer to the following:

    DS has his appointment to USNA for class of 2018. Sustained injury during current lacrosse season and diagnosed with MRI as a "stress injury" (not fracture) to one lower leg. The prescription is complete rest of lower body for 7 weeks...another MRI to ensure complete healing so there won't be any issues at reporting time.
    Assuming, for argument's sake, he is cleared and that things go as planned he will only be able to work out upper body, swim, stationary bike from now to virtually time to report. How big of a disadvantage will this be not having the time to be in running, endurance shape when he shows up?
    Not anything he can do about it, of course, but how big a detriment will this be? He's just trying to get in the right frame of mind to have to deal with that.

    Any and all counsel is, as always, appreciated. Best to all.
     
  2. 2018USNA

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    Concentrate on getting better and being healthy for I-day. Endurance will definately go down during the 7 weeks of rest, but it is not something to worry about. Endurance will come back quickly for a young athlete.
     
  3. USNA2016Dad

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    Hello,
    If this were my son, I would have him focus completely on healing. Make sure all procedures have been followed, such as informing DoDMERB and USNA Admissions. At last year's I-DAY, 2 appointees were not allowed to be inducted due to medical issues not being reported. Congrats on the appointment.
     
  4. Sydney C.

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    Thank you for your response. He's doing everything exactly as physician is advising. Will be on the horn with USNA and DoDMERB tomorrow to advise of current situation per your advice.
     
  5. mista

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    What are the procedures regarding medical issues? Is it outlined somewhere, such as what types of issues they want to know about? I feel like I might have read something but I can't remember where.
     
  6. JShawshank

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    mista -

    Below is from the Permit to Report Information Book - pg. 11

    Health Status
    If you have had any change in your health since your DoDMERB examination, you must notify us. Areas of particular concern are any and all surgery, orthopedic injuries (broken bones or joint injuries), head injuries, hospitalization, vision changes, loss of consciousness, and any condition which might preclude your full participation in our rigorous athletic program. Mail or fax documentation of any changes in your health status since your DoDMERB examination to:

    Nominations and Appointments
    Attn: Medical Liaison
    U.S. Naval Academy
    117 Decatur Road
    Annapolis, MD 21402-5018
    410-293-4381
    Fax: 410-293-1819
     
  7. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016

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    Heal up. Don't worry about physical condition. He can jog around with Group 7 during PEP for a while if he needs to, but there's not much that can be done if he's turned away on I-Day.
     
  8. mista

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    Thanks, JShawshank! I guess I should have read the packet before asking! :redface:

    DS had read through it all, but I confess that I have not. I did speak to the Naval Academy dental department to ask about his upcoming wisdom teeth removal and if we need to contact anybody regarding that, and was told that as long as he fully recovered, we did not need to notify anyone.
     
  9. Memphis9489

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    Most lacrosse players I know are in excellent shape and my guess is that your son is, as well. He'll probably be fine with the layoff. There are many midshipmen who will show up for I-Day who will probably not be in nearly as good of shape as your son.

    I wouldn't worry about it.

    Some of the recruited football players, particularly offensive linemen, are often not in that great of physical shape ... they're just big and can probably bench press 300 lbs. But that won't help them much with the heavily-oriented aerobic nature of PEP.
     
  10. Sydney C.

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    Thanks for this Memphis...he is indeed in great shape now...will loose a bit but we're encouraged by all of the replies posted and it's eased the concern.
     

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