Injuries while on scholarship

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  1. futuresoldier5211

    futuresoldier5211 Member

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    Hi, I am a first year AROTC student on a 4 year scholarship. My sophomore year of high school I tore my ACL. I rehabbed and was back to full strength and cleared by DODMERB. I'm not sure if I have definitely retore it or not. I had it diagnosed as an MCL tear in March and asked if I needed to report it, and they said if it takes less than 3p days to recover then no. So I was cleared after 3 weeks (normal length) and did not need to report it. Lately I've been experiencing extreme looseness as a result of the more frequent running (something I didn't do as much before ROTC) and am starting to think it may be my ACL. What is the best way to go about this?
     
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    You need to report this to cadre.
     
  3. NavyHoops

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    Talk to your cadre and go see an ortho immediately. Don't get ahead of yourself. Might be something minor that some rest and strengthening exercises will fix. Good luck.
     
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    Your health is always paramount. One day, when you are a JO, one of your troops will come to you with a health issue, and your priorities will be his/her health, the physical readiness of your unit, and being part of the chain of command who's created a communications atmosphere where juniors know they can bring problems to their leadership.

    Hoops has good advice above - see Ortho, take this a step at a time. Injuries happen, so you get them diagnosed, treated and documented. You do your best in all other areas to shine while healing, with a positive and confident demeanor.
     
  5. futuresoldier5211

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    Will this affect my scholarship status at all?
     
  6. kaylar

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    My DD was injured with a back injury her entire freshman year for afrotc(while on scholarship). She was then cleared again and is doing great as a sophomore.
     

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