Tough Times Don 't Last, Tough People Do

912 WordsJul 11, 20164 Pages
Tough times don’t last, tough people do. About 200,000 people have this injury every year. It’s the most non-contact injury in sports. If its not taken care of, it can lead you to not being able to play sports ever again. Injuries like these are very serious. Many people don’t always come back from this type of injury. It can either have you come back better than ever or make you want to give you want to give up. I started playing basketball when I was four years old. My parents wanted us to be active and find someone that we liked to do. So they put us in every sport possible. Once I turned about 8 or 9 I picked basketball to be my sport. And every sine that day I have been playing basketball year round. I don’t remember the last time I got a break from playing. After playing so much year round it was only a matter of time until an injury would accur. It all started with just a simple ankle sprain. More and more years passed and they just kept happening. Most of them worse than others. But since I was so young I didn’t really pay attention to every injury. So I didn’t take care of myself the way I was suppose to. Year by year the injuries would get worse. And I would just ignore them each time just so I wouldn’t miss out on playing a single game. I could feel my body slowly aching every timed I played. When I got into middle school it started to get worse. Once I got to high school I had a lot of trouble playing basketball. But not for injury issues. AAU is very
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