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jtizzle06 09-27-2006 08:36 AM

my season might be over..
I think i am done hunting this year. Monday at football practice i was kicking field goals ( before the incident i made a 40 yarder) and i went to kick and my coach who was the holder pulled the ball back and my knee jacked up. I went to the doctors yesterday and she said that i probably tore a ligament and i have to go see and orthopedic doctor on monday to get x rays.and the worst part is i wont be able to play and we play our cross town rival on thursday. the bright side is that i am only in the 10 th grade and have my junior and senior years. just thought id let yall know.

bmarleyzq8 09-27-2006 08:42 AM

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Man, thats too bad. I hope everything goes well and you have a speedy recovery(maybee get back out there to hunt). Why did your coach pull the ball back?

txjourneyman 09-27-2006 08:44 AM

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Is your coaches name Lucy? If it is a serious knee injury that keeps you out of the treestand hunt from the ground! There have been several good threads about ground hunting lately. Don't give up the season if you can help it. BTW 40yds for a 10th grader is pretty good! Way to go!

Bow4Bo 09-27-2006 08:46 AM

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Bonehead move by your coach! His name isn't Mike Tice is it? Sorry to hear about your knee, one bit of advice from someone who also hurt his knee his Soph year, GET IT FIXED. My doctor said I should get mine fixed but I could play through the year and get it fixed in the offseason, for the rest of your life's sake, not to mention your next 2 years of HS football, get it fixed!

kenman 09-27-2006 08:53 AM

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That blows. Junk knee here as well. Had an ACL replacement back in '90 and it is about due to have surgery on it again. A couple years ago I tweaked it pretty good and I couldn't bend it for a couple weeks....I added a footrest to my stand and made it into a legrest. Worked pretty good.

LOL @ the Tice comment.

rookiebowhuntr_PA 09-27-2006 09:06 AM

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Sorry to hear this. I broke my ankle my senior year of b-ball. That was a bummer.

MichaelT. 09-27-2006 09:15 AM

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Definitely, get it fixed now. In short order you can get back to your old self kicking everything you want to -- including that ignorant coaches ARSE. The AH should lose his job for a bonehead move like that and I would hand him all of the medical bills whenyour knee isfixed. I am sorry for what happened to you, but I commend you for the way you ahe taking it.

Good Hunting

God Bless.

quiksilver 09-27-2006 09:39 AM

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Plant leg or kicking leg? Keep your head up, it's not that bad. You'll probably go see an orthopedic specialist and have to have a knee MRI - they'll know more at that time. Even in a worst-case scenario, most knee surgeries are minimally invasive and the recovery times are relatively short (compared to what they were in the past).

You'll retain some mobility, and you'll probably be able to make it out, but you might have to stay close to the car oruse a ground blind or keep your leg immobilized if that's what the doctor orders. Call your local warden, and he may be able to issue you a special permit that would help you utilize motor vehicles, etc... Also, they're "in the know" with a lot of farmers, and he might be able to hook you up with somebody who has a good hunting spot for a guy with a bad leg.

My hunting buddy was an NCAAlinebacker with ACL/MCL injuries to both knees that required surgery (one in high school, one in college). It never kept him out of the woods, so that might help your outlook a bit. He still complains about joint stiffness in the cold, but it hasn't slowed him down.

Either way, that's a tough break, JT - just don't get down on yourself. Sports injuries happen to everybody sooner or later. Just work through it and you'll be fine.

burniegoeasily 09-27-2006 09:45 AM

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You should be ok. Suck it up and go. I had knee surgery two days before season opener last year, as well as recovering fromcutting two fingers off, and I did not miss a day last year.

Actually, do what you feel is best for you. Im a little different than normal, im use to surgery. I had three knee sugeries in college athletics as well as ankle surgery. I had to redshirt mySr. year, which was good because I was healthy formy last season. Thank goodness I started as a true freshmen.;)

StealthHtr22 09-27-2006 10:05 AM

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Man that sucks but if you can get a brace and go. Put off surgery for about a month/or twoand rehab until then so you can get out in the woods.

I completely tore my ACL, MCL, and some of my maniscus cartiledge myjunior year,with only a month of the deerseason left. I rehabbed it enough to be able to climb a tree. I killed a deer two days before my surgery, a month after the tear.

But I know knees aren't something to take lightly, you have your whole life to hunt, so you have to make the decision on what to do. If you have to get surgery now, depending on the state you live in, you might be able to get out in the woods after the season.Again, sorry to hear that I've been there,isn't fun.

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