Personal Narrative: A Personal Experience In Football

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Freshman year I tore my ACL and meniscus during a soccer game. This injury set me back just not only in soccer but greatly in school as well. Before my surgery I had to go through pre-therapy to prepare my knee for surgery. As soon as pre-therapy started I began to miss school. In previous years I had barely missed any school so missing was hard on me. The day I had to get surgery quickly approached. My parents and I arrived to the hospital around 6:00 a.m. The doctors took me back and began to get me prepared. I was under operation for about three hours. As the anesthesia wore off I woke up to see my family surrounding me and my leg in horrible pain. The doctors told me I would be out of any sports and physical activity for about eight months and I would…show more content…
It was hard for me to try to teach myself what I missed and get caught back up with the class. The long eight months finally came to an end and it was time for my sophomore year of high school soccer to begin. I had high expectations for myself that season. During conditioning I re-tore my meniscus and I went back to the doctor. My doctor said I could play on it but would have to get surgery again after soccer season was over. So I went on with the season. It wasn 't easy to play on it. I had constant pain and there were times when I wanted to ask the coaches if I could sit but I pushed through it and finished the season out. That season turned out to be my best one out of all. I was named first team all league, first team all miami valley and team MVP. A few days after it had ended I went to the hospital for my surgery. Again, I had to miss days of school for this. I missed days for doctors appointments and therapy. And there went my grades again. I tried so hard to stay caught up but struggled with learning the lessons on my own. By the end of my sophomore year I had missed twelve days and had to leave early for
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