“You never think it can happen until it happens to you…”

Nickname: – CCB
Your Age: – 18
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State/Country (if outside U.S.): – 
Sport/Activity: – Collegiate D1 Volleyball
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They say that you don’t know what you have until it’s gone, and that couldn’t be more true. I am a sophomore college volleyball player and I tore my ACL one week into preseason this year. Last season I didn’t get a lot of playing time, so I worked my ass of this summer to get better. I did all the assigned workouts, the optional ones, and hired a personal volleyball coach. I was killing it at the first few practices of preseason, and people noticed. I was in a great position to be a significant contributor to my team. Then one bad landing later, everything I envisioned for the season was destroyed. I lost my huge double room that I had to myself, because they had to move me to the first floor. It takes me 20 minutes to walk to a class that is 5 minutes away because of my stupid crutches. And worst of all, I can’t play at all this season. I am so incredibly heartbroken. I’ve cried myself to sleep for the past week. I just feel lost right now. You never think it can happen until it happens to you….
  • Soccerfan says:

    Be strong ccb! The same discipline that got u ready for your sophomore season will get u ready for your junior. Just make sure your core is super strong and that your leg muscles ar strong and…very importantly…balanced!

  • CH says:

    Hey CCB, I’ve also felt that sense of despair off the back of an ACL injury. Though I know everything seems like it’s against you at the moment and those crutches are a massive pain, you’ve just gotta believe that every SINGLE day you WILL improve. Look for it! Look for the small improvements that you can see and feel and be grateful that every day you are getting closer to your ultimate recovery goal. A true athlete is someone who can come off the back of an injury stronger than before. All the best. 😀
    – CH

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