While doing a middle school football game with Bre at Patrick Henry I had the opportunity to do a knee evaluation. A player went down on the field complaining of a lot of pain around his knee, the player was panicking a lot so it was kind of difficult to get him to calm down. He eventually calmed down and was able to talk to us more clearly so we then proceeded to take him off the field and to the sideline. Once there he was still kind of in shock so I just had to reassure him that everything was going to be okay. I then went to ask him what happened, where's most of his pain at, did he hear any noises like a pop, etc. The athlete then told me that someone came down on the lateral side of his right leg and majority of his pain was on the medial aspect of his knee. So after performing a series of special tests I came to the conclusion that the athlete had suffered a MCL sprain. We pulled him from the game because he wasn't able to bear full weight on his right leg and we also iced his knee to help with the pain. Doing this eval showed me that patience is key when dealing with injured athletes especially with younger ones. I now know for future evaluations that as long as I stay calm and reassure the athlete that he/she is going to be fine the situation won't escalate. And this week I obtained 10 attempts towards my clinical packet.
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