I’m a senior in high school, and in the first football game of the year (August 26th), I snapped both my fibula and tibia while attempting to block an extra point. Surgery, loss of 15-20 pounds, blah blah blah, and I’m finally home. I’m done with football and basketball for the year, which sucks, but the docs say that I might be healthy by the time track rolls around. I was the favorite to win conferences in the 110 and 300 M hurdles until my injury.
As happy as I am that I might still be able to play a sport, there is one major, very obvious concern; my legs, especially the broken one, are really small and really weak now.
I’m not talking “dang I lost a few pounds”, I’m talking “I probably won’t be able to squat 135 after I take this damn cast off”. I was never a big kid, so losing so much weight so rapidly pretty much made me go from “you’re lucky you’re fast” to straight up anorexic-looking.
But enough on the back story; I’m here for advice.
The only rehab that the doctors have suggested is “moving the ankle around once in a while before you go to sleep”. That’s nice and all, but I’m looking to win some track meets.
Has anybody else here ever been in a similar situation, and if so, what did you do to speed recovery, how quickly did you regain your strength, or did you ever recover %100 in order to compete at the level you once did?