Risk injury?

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  1. lakes714

    lakes714 New Member

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    Hello, our son is a sophomore and a varsity wrestler and our concern is that he injuried his shoulder twice this season with the second time ended his season and will most likely result in arthoscopic bankard repair. Is it worth risking a repeat injury and possibly resulting in a DQ.
     
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    You should do what is best medically for your son. Seriously.

    Many people who are admitted to USNA have had breaks, tears, etc. As a general rule, if you recover fully from an injury (no lingering physical issues), you will be fine.

    If you're asking if he should continue his sport . . . no one can really answer that. Injuries are always a possibility in any sport or just in living.
     
  3. batinhand1

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    My DS snapped his femur in half playing football. Glad to say he is in the Class of 2018.
     
  4. JMS

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    In a similar vein, my DS had dislocated his knees a couple of times playing football. He had artho surgery and his healing/therapy went well. The surgeon expressed concern that football may not be a wise sport choice for DS and his particular knee. DS decided to end his otherwise unpromising football career and took up swimming.
    Ultimately, he was DQed for the dislocation/surgery for all branches, but AROTC waived it and all is well.
    Ask your surgeon about it. Sometimes injuries are difficult to fix the second time around. ie a rotator cuff muscle once repaired may, upon re-injury, be irreparable. if this is the case, my advice would be to get out of wrestling and do something less prone to aggravate his shoulder.
    Having the repair done sooner than later is probably a good choice, as the time elapsed between the 'all clear' after surgery and his application matters, plus his statement and evidence that there is no residual limitations.
     
  5. Memphis9489

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    I knew a young man who got an appointment to the Class of 2012 but separated his shoulder prior to I-Day. His appointment was revoked.

    He reapplied for the Class of 2013 and, again, earned an appointment. On the way to a ceremony to celebrate his appointment, along with other candidate's in his area, he got into a car accident where he re-separated his shoulder. His appointment was again revoked.

    That was the end of his quest for a USNA education.

    Very sad.

    His name appeared on the I-Day shirts for both the Class of 2012 and 2013; yet, he never made it to I-Day for either class.
     

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