I was preparing for the biggest tryouts of my life. I had just graduated from high school and would be entering one of the top universities in the country in just a few short weeks.
My plan? To walk-on at tryouts and wow all of the coaches. Unfortunately, that's not exactly how it played out.
I was doing sprints up a hill and I brought my leg up very fast and did a sharp turn with my torso. The pain was excruciating and I knew that I had torn something--I just wasn't sure what yet.
Fast forward to my first week at university and I could barely jog, let alone tryout. I went for it anyways but was severely inhibited compared to some of my counterparts who were also trying hard to walk out.
I made a visit to the campus physical therapy unit and they had a look. After many failed attempts at fixing and diagnosing it I was finally referred to another clinic. There I learned of the dreaded sports hernia injury. I was pretty much out for the entire year and it would be a long road of rehab ahead of me. But it wasn't just that--there was a possibility that I might never recover.
In the end I was able to create my own rehab program and finally found relief alongside surgery. It has been a long road but I am happy to say that my injury that started with some harsh football training is finally healed up.
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