Narrative Essay On Sports Injury

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Every athlete knows that injuries are part of the game. Some are big others are small. Nobody wants to get injured, unless you hate the sport, but it’s guaranteed that a few weeks can be missed through an athletic career due to injuries. However, there is always one injury that athletes fear more than any other, and that is surgery to fix any torn ligaments in your knee. My freshman year of high school, I was the unlucky soul that suffered a torn ACL and Meniscus in my left knee. To this day I’m still not sure how it really happened, but it has definitely impacted my life. It all started on a Friday morning. I was going through my day at school, nothing out of the ordinary. I went through all my classes and had basketball practice later. We …show more content…
I was glad to be getting a “better” knee but also scared. In total the surgery took about two hours and I was carted back upstairs and went back home. I couldn’t feel anything the first few hours after surgery due to all the drugs in my system and didn’t really know what to expect after that. Later that night I could feel them wearing off, but there was no pain, until the first day of rehab. I wasn’t sure what to expect the first day of rehab, I’ve never had an injury this devastating. I arrived at McGreevy clinic and was greeted by Dave, who would be my rehab instructor for about the next four months. Dave has been a physical therapist for over twenty years, so he knows exactly what he’s doing to say the least. We started the session by taking measurements of my quads and around my knee to know our starting point. Then I was told pretty much how rehab was going to go for almost the next year. Before I could start getting my strength back in my left leg, I would have to get the flexibility back first. I spent the first two months simply put swinging my leg back and forth, and doing assisted body weight squats. What I wasn’t prepared for was the pain after the first few

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