Ware Where You?
Naturally, at this time of the year, there is a lot of discussion in the clinic related to sports. Conversations about March Madness basketball and the beginning of the Brewers' season are everywhere this week.
As a Marquette fan, I have enjoyed the run they made in the tournament and spent a good amount of time talking about their surprising run to the Elite 8. However, the thing most people wanted to talk about was the injury to Kevin Ware, the Louisville player whose leg exploded during their game against Duke over the weekend, resulting in a compound fracture.
I was driving and listening to the game on the radio, and even without seeing it, I could tell from the commentators it was pretty serious. The fact that the arena fell silent and even the Duke players and coaches began to cry meant that it was not good.
They started speculating on the radio that his career may be done. My wife felt terrible and couldn't stop saying how horrible it was. I agreed with her for a moment, but then I let my medical background and experience as a PT take over. Then I started to feel a little callous to the situation because I know he'll be able to come back.
I know this because we get to see it every day here at the Sports Medicine Center. We see horrible injuries where people come in distraught that they won't be able to return to their favorite activities, but after going through rehab, life starts to return to normal. It's long and hard at times (like it will be for Kevin Ware), but ultimately our clients can achieve their goals. It's the part of the job that we all love.
Posted 3:50 PM