This is the first time for me posting on this forum however I have been lurking around for awhile, any advise that you can give me would be appreciated. So... here 's my story. I am a senior in high school I really want to attend the Coast Guard Academy next year. I got deferred from Early Action but after having upgraded my portfolio, I have high hopes of getting in. Right now I am playing three varsity sports but last week the worst thing happened. I tore my ACL. I just got back from the doctor today and he told me if I ever wanted to play sports again I would need to get ACL reconstruction surgery. There is no way that I will be able to play sports for the rest of this season but my question is regarding the academy. The doctor says that I will be able to jog and swim in 4 months which would put me right at R-Day. He said that I would have trouble with any "non-linear athletics". So for any one who has gone through swab summer or anyone who has had ACL surgery, would I be able to participate in swab summer if I went ahead with the surgery right away? Also, I have already passed my DoDMERB last fall, do I need to tell someone about my current condition? Will it affect my chances of getting in? If an injury like this were to happen while at the academy, what would they do? Sorry but I have a lot of questions because this was not planned. Thanks for any info and help that you can give me.