My son was medically qualified by DODMERB in October of 08 for the USMA. He reinjured his foot during a playoff football game in November and his doctor recommended surgery to place a screw in his fifth metatarsal (pinky toe). Surgery was conducted on 11/26/08 and the surgery was reported to DODMERB. They requested information about the surgery and it was sent. The orthpoedic surgeon wrote in his report that the surgery would not affect him athletically or on any activity for military training. My son has several football scholarship offers from other division I universities but would like to commit to Army. The dilema for us is....national signing day in 2/4/09 and coaches want to know tonight if he is going to sign with them or the USMA. We have been waiting for DODMERB several weeks......Does he commit to another college and play it safe, or does he wait for DoDMERB in the hopes that they clear him? Could he get a medical waiver? Please respond, college coaches will be calling tonight!!!