Injury Disqualifications

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  1. jODonnell

    jODonnell New Member

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    I am an AS100 at the moment and 3 year scholarship student. I just got out of the orthopedic surgeon's office near me and found out I tore my left rotator cuff. Is this something I could lose my scholarship for or be released from the program because of?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe Member

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    I wouldn't think so. I can only give you an example from my son's AROTC battalion. A fellow cadet of his broke his ankle during ROTC, he required surgery and even had a couple pins, he was on PT profile for a while. He healed and was cleared for full activity and commissioned on time.

    I would go talk to your command as soon as possible and let them know what happened and tell them what your treatment is going to be, they will be your best source of information.
     
  3. nofodad

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    DS had a fellow cadet dislocated a knee cap with torn patellar tendon (very big deal) not dis-enrolled.
     
  4. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    OP, You are an AS100, so are you not yet contracted until next year? That could make a difference from the above examples..
     
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    Very true, talk to your command soon. Since you are not yet contracted you may have enough time to heal and be cleared before you are required to pass your physical for contracting.
     
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  6. Pima

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    I agree with everyone else. Plus, I would stress that you need to inform them since I am guessing you converted your type 7 to a type 2, which means you have to inform them due to a change in your DoDMERB records.

    You are far enough out that you should be back to 100% by the time you contract, HOWEVER, they may request medical files to guarantee you are good to do for contracting. Keep everything and stay on top of it.

    The reason why is your DoDMERB exam is only valid for 2 years. If AFROTC scholarship was plan B last year, and you took your exam in Sept. for an SA appointment, than if you won't be healed until Oct. you could find yourself in the world of waivers, whereas being proactive could equate to a remedial. You can't contract if you are waiting for a waiver.
     
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