Finally, my hard work had been rewarded, we made It to the semi-final, the best position that my school has made. I’m very happy to have an impact on our team success. At that time, we had even dreamed of making it through the final and win the cup. Because of that, we approached the game with fully confidential. I still remember that day, one of the most memorable days of my life. As it was the highest position that our school achieved, many students went to the stadium to cheer with us. The vibe in the stadium is something that I couldn’t describe. The cheering from the crowd, the smell of grasses on the field, everything combined to make the astonishing experience. However, thing did not go as we expected. The opponent scored in the early of the game, which made our confident disappeared and came along with nervous.
I looked over at my teammate to the right. I nodded at my feet suggesting that she pass it to me. She shrugged and sighed, already feeling defeated. The whistle blew. She passed it to me half heartedly. I received the ball and ran as fast as I could. I maneuvered the ball in a way I did not know I was capable of. I felt invincible. I came up to the goal. I was not close enough, but I knew I only had seconds left, and I could not waste any precious time attempting to dribble closer. I gathered up all my force and shot the ball. The crowd was silent. It was so quite that I could hear the impact of my foot hitting the ball. My heart stopped. The ball was losing momentum, and I was losing hope. The goal keeper lunged, but was centimeters short. The ball slowly rolled into the goal. The whistle blew a second later. I stood in my spot, unbelieving what had just happened. I heard the thunderous claps of the crowd. I had done it. I had scored the winning point and obtained the first place trophy for my team. I heard my father over joyously screech. My team celebrated by jumping on me until I was sprawled on the floor under them. I was
Injuries can often have a positive outcome for a team. When a key player on the field is injured, the team's morale is instantaneously cut in half, but after he walks off the field, the team decides to play for him, so that his injury might not be in vain. The team really unites, and being an athlete, there is no better feeling than unification in the name of a fallen comrade. I was playing soccer for Abita Springs Recreational facility when something similar happened to me. In soccer, a player getting a red card is exactly the same as a player being injured because there is a suspension for the next few games. I had received a red card for some bogus call, and my entire team ran to the ref to argue my case for me. I had never seen that team so united in my life. At halftime, the entire team ran to me and apologized as if it were their fault. To this day, I still love that team with all my heart.
Injury is a serious public health issue. Injuries differ by their nature and severity. Injuries can be unintentional or intentional. Unintentional injuries include road traffic injuries, falls, burns, drowning, poisoning, and intentional injuries include self-inflicted injuries, interpersonal violence, and war-related injuries [1,2,3]. Globally, injury causes over five million deaths per year [1,2,3]. Injury cases result in more deaths than HIV-AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined (3.8 million) [1,3,4]. Nonfatal injuries represent a large proportion of the injury burden and deaths represent a small proportion . Most injuries result in significant psychological trauma, potentially life-long disability, and subsequent financial loss .
There are different techniques that repair a torn ACL. The popular method for surgeons is the patellar tendon graft procedure. This type of ACL replacement uses the middle third of the person’s own patellar tendon and replacing the damage tendon with it. The advantages are that the fixation is very strong and the patellar tendon replacing
He was told he’d be moving up to the Rockies after playing in the final game of the season. “It was the best news I’ve ever heard aside from the day I got drafted,” said Martin, “but it came on the worst day of my life.” After playing three solid innings at catcher, a ball was hit up in the air and Steve sprinted towards the stands to try and make the catch, he failed to notice a practice bat on the ground near the stands. Expertly focused on the ball, instead of looking down to checked his surroundings, Steve kept running and ended up tripping on the bat, collapsing in a heap next to his team’s bench. The trainer rushed out and ultimately Steve had to be carried off the field in a stretcher. “The whole time I was thinking to myself, please don’t be my ACL,” Steve recalled. After a visit with the team doctor and a specialist in New York City, it was concluded that his ACL was torn, as well as his MCL, and meniscus. Extensive surgery would be required and Steve would be out of commission for at least a year. Manager for the Isotopes stated that, “I could the see the devastation in his eyes, he’s someone who loved the game so much and it hurt both me and him to see it taken away from him so easily.” After going through the surgery and months off rehab, Steve’s knee still had irreparable damage and after several long meetings with medical staff, it was decided that Steve wouldn’t be able to return to professional
Injuries in American football, can some of them be prevented? With the increase in injuries in football coaches are looking for better ways to try and prevent unnecessary injuries. Even though you cannot prevent all the injuries as a coach you want to at least prevent some.
September 27 is a day that I will always remember, no matter how old I get. McClain was competing against Miami Trace in a SCOL boy’s soccer match. It is always a close game when Greenfield plays Trace, but this year it was different than the previous few. The two teams were so evenly matched, even more so than than in the past. There were twenty minutes remaining in the second half and the Panthers were winning 1-0, but the game was even more highly
At the beginning of the 2013 NFL season everybody around the league thought Miami Dolphins locker room was healthy and a good place to be. It was just like any other locker room in the NFL. On Monday, October 28, half way through the season, Jonathan Martin abruptly walked away from the Dolphins facilities. Martin then checked himself into a nearby hospital, where he requested psychological treatment. After a couple of days after the incident, reports came out saying that Martin left the team because of persistent bullying, harassment, and ridicule being done to him. The Dolphins then requested the NFL to investigate the incident. The investigation found that there were three Dolphins offensive lineman who were involved in the harassment of Martin. The biggest player in the incident was Richie Incognito.
Sports has always been a huge part of my life. I would be the one team player who took the sports season a little bit too seriously. I was the number 1 doubles player on my school's JV tennis team. Unfortunately, I fractured my ankle during my junior year and wasn't able to play with my team. I was devastated, but I didn’t allow myself to become disconnected from my team. I became the team manager to allow myself to still play a role in my team, despite my injury. I would record scores to my division leaders and take pictures to post on the website I created for my team. After the season was over, my doctor told me my ankles required surgery to become fully healed. I knew that meant I couldn’t continue to play tennis, but I didn’t want to give
It was a night resembling every other preceding it, though within it was a pivotal moment directing me on a path to a world of medicine. As the rays of light began to recede and the sounds of the crickets chirping resonated louder with each passing minute, there I sat upon the curb watching my younger family members race back and forth across the gravel in pursuit of earning their team a goal. The parents stood idly by conversing with one another, failing to notice when a particular young boy tripped on one knee with great force. Slowly he stood as the other players on the field continued playing without a glance towards their injured teammate. Turning in the opposite direction he walked to a secluded area, slumped down, and bowed his head while cupping his knee. Approaching him, I noticed there was the faint sound of sniffling. Bending down I asked if he was hurt and at last he raised his head, still holding on to his knee. Putting on a brave face he responded with a resolute no.
Despite having an average appearance, what made him stand out like a sore thumb during soccer games was the determination and focus in which he played soccer. Our second team captain was Christian Copeland. Christian was shorter, stockier and had tanner skin than Devin. Christian was our central attacking midfielder, he led the league with assists that season, and was known for his ingenious and composed plays. The day of the championships they seemed different. Devin who was very vocal before and during the game was quiet and pensive, and Christian who was usually very attentive and involved in the game, was lethargically moping up and down the pitch. For the first few minutes of the game we passed the ball around, patiently waiting for a defender on St. Johns to make a mistake and open up on defense, it was our game plan, we would tire the other team by making them chase the ball, and then strike when we saw the usual opening that an impatient defender would create. Devin passed the ball haphazardly to Harrison, one of my closest friends and a defender for our team, Harrison passed the ball to me and I passed the ball to Christian. Suddenly, for the first time in a long time, Christian made a mistake, he whiffed on the ball I had passed to him and clumsily stumbled to the ground. A member of the opposing team saw the opportunity and took a shot seventeen yards from the guard that just went
A twenty-one year old female, basketball player experienced an ankle sprain by accidentally stepping on another player’s foot. The player was going up to make a shot landed on the opponents foot when she came back down, which made her ankle invert. The head athletic trainer evaluated her then taped her ankle to provide support and keep the swelling to a minimum at that time, so the player could return to play. Immediately after the game, the player’s ankle was iced down to control the swelling and was receiving NSAID’s to help with the pain or discomfort she was feeling. The player was referred to the team physician for x-rays and MRI to help rule out fractures. Treatment was started to help relieving the swelling and pain.
This essay deals with the current treatments, rehabilitation procedures and onsets following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. Within this essay, there will be information including the causes, characteristics, and symptoms of ACL injuries. Throughout the United States, there are estimated to be 200,000 ACL injuries per year with 100,000 of those injuries being treated through ACL reconstruction (Evans, Shaginaw, & Bartolozz, 2014). With a satisfactory ACL reconstruction outcome between 75%-97%. From the 10%-15% failure rate of ACL reconstruction, the primary fault is due to technical mistakes at 70% (Samitier, Marcano, Alentorn-Geli, Cugot, Former, & Moser,
Martin is a great man who falls and must get himself back up. Although Gaines devoted