I've written about this before, but it bears repeating, so 'listen' up!
Injuries are an intrinsic part of sport. Whether through a poor decision of the athlete or a freak, unpreventable occurrence, most athletes will have some sort of injury at some point in their athletic careers. While we hope that these injuries are relatively minor in scale and scope, there will be times that an athlete has to work through a "devastating" injury. The hardest part of these injuries are all the people telling you that you'll never be the same or you'll never be able to do this or that ever again. The voice of doubt begins to worm its way into your skull, and all of a sudden, you're not sure if you want to put in the hundreds or even thousands of hours of work to try to get back to where you were, only to fail. Crush that voice early and often! Tell naysayers that if they are going to say "nay!" rather than focusing on the positive, you'd rather not talk to them at all. Realize that being dealt a specialist's hand is an opportunity to work on some things you may not have worked on as diligently before your injury. Most of all never ever ever give up.
Greg "The Beast" Gurenlian (professional lacrosse player) chronicles his recent recovery from a devastating knee injury. The best advice comes at 4:25...
A: 3RM Push Press
B: Max Pull-Ups
C: "Karen" - 150 Wallballs for time (10 minute cut-off)
Posted by Zareh.