Hi guys, I'm 16. I got some very sad news from my doctor a couple days ago. I have a fractured vertebrae (L4-L5) and i might not be able to squat ever again, let alone play football, but its only a stress fracture and im optimistic about my recovery. it will be a long and tedious one. I planned on competing this winter/spring but thats definitely not gonna happen.
I've been dreaming of competing for about a year now and i dont know how im ever going to with an injury that might not allow me to squat ever again. I don't want to be one of those lifters who specialize in one or two lifts, I want to be a real powerlifter, and god forbid i have to become a bodybuilder.
I love lifting and football, they are my life, and i dont know what id do without them. anyway, to get to the point, if im not able to squat again, what is a good alternative? is there one? like Kirk Kowarski said, "What the hell is wrong with squatting?"