October 12, 2009

Ultimate Update

It's been over five weeks since I sprained my ankle during an ultimate game. Unfortunately, it still hasn't completely healed. It's likely that I didn't give it enough time as only a week after the incident, I was back on the field. After a couple weeks of abusing it during hat league and pickup games, I shut it back down again over two weeks ago and haven't done anything on it since (umm, except hike 9 miles with 4000 feet of elevation gain, oops!) It's not really unstable or loose, and I don't have any trouble walking on it, but there is still some residual swelling and a bit of a dull soreness to it.

The good news is that I feel like it's (very slowly) healing. I've been doing some no impact strengthening exercises over the past few days and the swelling seems to be ever so slowly going down. I've picked Wednesday in my mind as my return date to the field, but may push it back if it doesn't feel ready. It's very frustrating to have an injury like this. No matter how many times I deal with them, it always takes a physical and mental toll to not have the ability to be active and out on the field. Regardless, what I always tell others and myself; injuries are a part of every competitive sport. Having the ability to respond and deal with them in a positive way is just as important as your skills in the activity itself. Hoping to be back out there soon...

Ultimate Statistics (since January 2008):
Total Games Played: 240
Total Hours Played: 284

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