Injured prior to passing PFT


New Member
Jan 23, 2018
My daughter was awarded a 4 year ROTC scholarship, and had to enlist in the National Guard as soon as she accepted the scholarship. During her first semester, she was running as part of her required PT, and she rolled her ankle before she passed her PFT running test, so she hasn't passed all of her requirements yet. She blows through the other physical requirements with ease, but was about 45 seconds too slow when she got hurt.

She has a high ankle sprain with some ligament damage. They gave her a deferral from passing her physical, while she went to physical therapy, but they want her to be able to pass the PFT by the end of March. Now the doctor said that he thinks she isn't healing completely, and he wants to do surgery to brace the two bones and increase her range of motion, and he thinks she would recover completely in a month, and she should be able to pass the physical within two months with no future concerns about the ankle.

She is worried that they will yank her ROTC scholarship, discharge her, and make her pay back everything they have spent on her tuition, dorm, and meals. She really likes ROTC, and the NG, and she doesn't want to get discharged. She has never failed at anything she has tried before, and

What are her options at this point, and what is likely to happen to her?