Hey out there.... anyone have a cadet/mid who had a ruptured disk BEFORE the DODMERB physical? We have a second son very interested in USNA. He's a rising senior and just attended the USNA Summer Seminar. He's ready to go through with the application process. We are concerned about qualifying medically because... He ruptured his L4-L5 disk during spring football and the MRI shows enough of a rupture that he will require surgery. Out patient..mininal, 6 weeks recovery. The BIG question is...will he qualify with surgery of this sort? The Dr. states that he'll be 100% in 6 weeks. We'll schedule it so he'll have 8-10 weeks before the DODMERB physical. Should I be worried? Should he have surgery before or after DODMERB? Will he have to go through the 'Waiver Process'? thanks for your help.