shoulder separation surgery

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  1. btg13

    btg13 New Member

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    my son 'bumped/bruised' his shoulder. Doc said if he dislocates it badly, surgery could be required to repair. Reading internet sites, recurrence or dislocation is high if he returns to play this season.

    My son is strongly considering not finishing his football season to eliminate chance of surgery. He plays full speed and is a high producing player. I support my son regardless of his decision. He will serve in ROTC with or without a scholarship, then compete for AD.

    My question, if he continued playing and eventually required shoulder surgery, wouldn't that about knock him out of being eligible to contract (long term) or short term for a scholarship this year? With DOD drawing down again, the ease of disqualifying candidates increases (using simple logic).

    Any advice is appreciated.
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    Got it; that is exactly it.

    thanks for your help and quick reply.
     
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    My DS got DQ'd for a knee surgery he had in 2013. He took a hard hit in football that caused a patellar dislocation and took some cartilage with it. He had surgery to remove the loose body and do a lateral release to prevent it from happening again. We figured he would get DQ'd but no sure with what. It was the surgery and the loss of cartilage on the patellar. We as parents are in the same dilemma with the football too. Would love DS to give it up so as not to get another injury that might require another DQ and Waiver for USNA. But, the academies love sports and they really seem to love football (must be the brutality and ones willingness to continue to do it, even after an injury) and of course DS says no way is he a quitter. So I wish I had more info to help, but just wanted to let you know that there are others out here going through the same gut wrenching process.
     

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