Will my injury disqualify me?

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  1. millsbaks

    millsbaks Member

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    7 months ago I broke both of my arms in a freak workout accident. I do not have full extension of my right elbow anymore. I am working on getting it straight but it is super close. I can so pushups and weight training just fine, but I can't lock my elbow. How is this going to affect me in the long run when i apply for the academy this up coming year ? (would be class of 2021)
     
  2. Maplerock

    Maplerock Proud to be an American

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    Wow, that is tough luck. Hurt yourself trying to improve yourself. You won'the know until you go through DODMERB. if the academy schedules you, go prepared to explain or even prove what your range of motion is. Take your records.

    Keep rehabbing, and good luck.
     
  3. millsbaks

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    Thank you for answering . Do you think it would raise some red flags though? I was told that I might not eve be able to get full extension.
     
  4. NavyHoops

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    I am sure you will have to put it on the forms somewhere. If there isn't full extension then it could raise some some concerns. Not sure what SA you want to apply to, but heck at USNA you have to lock your elbows on pushups. Same thing on pull ups for other SAs. I wouldn't freak out yet. You have an entire year before you have your DoDMERB. Keep rehabbing and working on it. Work with a physical therapist on exercises to get extension. All you can do is keep working hard, rehab, and let the cards fall where they are.
     
  5. millsbaks

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    I really want to go to the naval academy. So I can lock one elbow just not the other.. that really sucks. Well Thank you anyway. I'll have to talk to my PT and chiropractor to see if they help. Thank you both.
     
  6. NavyHoops

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    You have at least 12 months until your DoDMERB. Plenty of time to keep working on it. Even if you had a remedial and it stated you were healed, back to full strength, they would check range of motion. Don't let it get you down. Tons of time to keep working and who knows it might not even be an issue or be waived. All you can do is fill out the forms and see what happens. Folks have been admitted with alot worse injuries or issues.
     
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