My son is applying to West Point, and is a also a recruited athlete (lacrosse). Four years ago he had some lower back pain. His doctor didn't see anything on his scans, but suspected a small stress fracture. He rested for six weeks, and had no pain at all for three years. He plays football and lacrosse year round. Last fall his back started aching, but the images were again inconclusive. He rested for two months during the off season, and again returned with no pain. He has played lacrosse extensively since then with no pain. Because his medical records state he possibly had spondylolysis, he was disqualified. In these forums, someone wrote it was very difficult to get a waiver for this. We are completely stressed out because he has gotten through everything else he needs to be accepted, included being recruited for the Army varsity lacrosse team. Is this really a show stopper medical condition?