I remember its like it was yesterday. Crisp mid October air washing against my skin, fresh dew glistening on the grass, birds singing in the trees around, then hitting me like a freight train, a whistle blew; I then came crashing back to reality;although, luckily enough we had gotten the ball during kick-off. I sprinted into position, Mid-Field as they call it in soccer;also known as the all-around player who swaps from offense to defense at a moments notice. However, at this moment I had freshly stolen the ball back from our opponents ever so cocky lead forward. To easy I thought as I sprinted up the field; the goal I was about to make would determine the season;first place or second. As my dreams of that shiny gold medal flashed through …show more content…
Later in the recovery room I begun to feel the difference, the heaviness of my leg the swelling, and overall numbness endured by the mandatory nerve block. After 30 minutes the redressed me in my snap up sweats, and a ratty old soccer shirt. slowly placed me into a wheel chair and eased me into the back seat of my mothers suv. The first two weeks were easy, staying in bed, while watching television not allowing my self to even think about putting weight on my leg even to use the bathroom. The only struggle was showering, my incision was to new to be wet, without fear of infection;therefore I had to sit in my shower with chair covering my leg with a 12 gallon trash bag securely fastened around my leg propped up to decrease swelling. Showers became a chore, instead of a means of proper hygiene. Now at fourteen I was wobbling around as if I were a toddler learning to walk for the first time, not sure of my footing, having to hold on to furniture for balance, as well as reassurance. I began to attend physical therapy:basic actions were now a challenge. Stepping up more than five stair felt like a marathon leaving me dripping with sweat followed by the stiffness from to much exertion. Leg weights became a necessity to me:hundreds upon hundreds of leg lifts,followed by leg presses, and weighted lunges these became monotonous. Slowly my muscles came back allowing me to bend my knee more and more inch by inch every week. Finally after about six months in total I was released. This ordeal taught me
He is currently complaining of recurrence of the pain. In regards to his left knee, he states that pain is much better compared to prior to surgery. His main complaint is weakness and difficulties going up and down the stairs. He had his recent physical therapy approved and he has done 2 sessions and he has additional 10 sessions left. Physical examination revealed healed surgical scar left knee.
“I don 't want people losing respect for me as a player. I want to go out in every game and perform to the highest level. I have no retirement plans. I 've had a lot of injuries but I want to continue playing.”- Robbie Fowler.
It was a rainy day, for I felt gloomy, tired, drowsy, and drained. It was freshman year, and I was ready to compete in the regional championships of 1A high school swimming. I was going to swim in the 400 freestyle relay, and I was nervous, excited, ready, and energized. As I sat on the bleachers, where the CSD swim team was located. Before I knew it I was up on the starting block, just about ready to dive off after the previous swimmer made it to the wall.
If I have to choose a favorite sport it would have to be football. Football is physical hard-hitting contact sport that is full of excitement rooting for my home team the New York Jets. Back in 1997 is where I developed a full interest; watching and playing football at a young age. I have played fullback and linebacker both positions took a lot of hard work, conditioning, and practice to execute my performance on the field.
The great Vince Lombardi once said “Football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication, and respect of authority.” My father introduced me to football and coached me from a young age. He taught me lessons about life that I could only learn from the sport. Football turned me into the man I am today, from facing ridicule from the public and slander online, to having to the fill the most important spot on the field, I prevailed and thrived. Through football I learned to compete, discipline, accountability, sacrifice, and my life was impacted more than I ever knew.
In November 2010, my promising cheerleading career was cut short by a spinal injury. In warmups at a competition, I was injured resulting in two slipped discs in my lower spine, which caused temporary paralysis in both of my feet with severe pain. While I did not have complete sensation in my feet I could still walk with assistance. I was told I would never run again and that I would be lucky if I was physically active in my future. As a 17-year-old, this was very difficult to hear.
The journey has come to an end, since the first day I ever put cleats on to play was one of the most amazing feelings ever. I couldn’t have been more blessed to the gamed of football. As a young child my dad always had me in that sport or doing something active as if it was cleaning the house or being outside with him or hanging out with friends around the neighborhood. When Odessa High let the freshman be a part of the football program, we were the first class to play as bronchos. I was a little disappointed to know I was going to be wearing red already instead of purple one last time.
Zipping up my leather jacket, I stepped out of the white SUV, thanking Tyler 's mom for the ride. I walked toward the bowling alley with the winter breeze behind my back, confident that our team would be victorious. I changed into my blue and white bowling jersey with "Mitchell Jones" written on the back and went over to the rest of the team. Our team had a winning streak and our bowling averages had all improved. We just won our first game in the playoffs and were two games away from winning the district championship.
Football Season! Why? Well, not because of the screaming fans, or the metallic gold helmets and blue jerseys, but its ability to stir interest in a diversified group of people. Football attracts alumnus and this capability demonstrates the school pride that is instilled within generations. Indicating the abundance of assurance that each individual is receiving: that they’re wanted, cared for, and loved.
There 's no traffic on that extra mile. So do you know what Football is? No not the sport with helmets, the sport that is the greatest of them all. When I hear football I think about the sport with a round size 5 ball. Also known as fútbol, I mean, also known as soccer!
I notice one of my teammates Sebastian scoring and the whole team starts celebrating. As five more minutes pass and finally remember hearing the final whistle and I see everyone celebrating as we have won the championship. As we were done celebrating and packing our stuff we went in a room where I could see the big
While at school football season was about to start so when last class, end all the football players go to their locker room to get dressed and practice on the field before we start, we have a prayer real quick before we get started and then we loose up and then we got agility after we get done we take a knee real quick then we go to our groups to get the practice started. During practice, we went to our groups cause this week was game week, but somehow we got coaches yelling at us cause we don’t know the play, we wasn’t lined up right, talking back to the coaches, and not paying attention and listening and following directions about what the coach are saying or telling what to do after practice coach was mad at some people who were not acting
Ah, Sundays… The day to be outside flipping burgers, eating junk food, and most importantly, watching football. Football has always been and always will be my favorite sport. I was introduced to the sport of football by my dad when I was extremely young; probably around 3 or 4 if I had to make a guess. It has also been a big event in my family because all the males in my family adore football.
When I was a younger, I wanted to be a football player. I didn’t want to receive adulation and praise from everyone; I just wanted to play the sport, which I enjoyed. However, because I am female, it was considered an infraction to play football. I wasn’t necessarily breaking the law, but it was just against the norm. You didn’t occasionally see girls playing football.
The first time on a football field and i was very hyped about it cause i got to play and the coach put me as starter because i was the biggest one on the field. The very first play we got sacked but are left lineman didn't stop the ball they got pushed over and we got sacked. The ball was on the 25 yard line and we were trying to get to the fifteen yard line to get the first down and we were short 10 yards but we could still get cause if we work hard you play hard.