Thursday, November 3, 2011

Football--Before and After

Before: My son is #4--that was an awesome catch, by the way!

After: Torn ACL, torn Patellar Tendon, deep bone bruise, micro-fracture of the Tibial Plateau, and completely destroyed Lateral Meniscus.

My son recently experienced a very serious knee injury during a football game. He got to be taken off the field in style--by squad. The surgeon said that he's only seen three knee injuries this bad in the 3,000 surgeries that he's done. He had the first of 2-3 surgeries he will need, two days ago.

We'd greatly appreciate your prayers.

I am so proud of my son, however; he is keeping a great attitude (despite this marking the end of his football career.) When he came to after surgery, he said, "I feel pretty good! That was the best sleep I've had in a long time!" He says that there is a reason that God has allowed this to happen, and that all things will work together for good (Romans 8:28--his favorite verse.) May we all keep this wonderful perspective!


  1. Praying for your family Paula!
    My husband suffered a catastrophic tibia plateau 2 years ago. The photo of your son reminded me of my husband just after his fall...same brace.
    In Christ, Ellen ♥

  2. Thanks so much for your prayers, Ellen! That sounds horrible what your husband went through!

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  4. Thanks so much for your prayers, Jenn!