Many witnessed the gruesome injury of Wade, the Louisville Basketball Player. While shocking visually it’s the Athletic Trainer and Physician who respond first with care and compassion. Throughout my career, I have had to respond to some very serious injuries and some I hope I will never see. We as Athletic Trainers must first prafor what we hope never happens, respond to the situation, put in to practice our skills & education, and then learn what we need to learn. Sometimes it’s after the endorphins & adrenaline settle we put things back into perspective. Remembering that much of what we do involves prevention.
Published on May 16, 2013