This morning, I received some bad news that Columbia High School running back, Brandon Coleman, tore his ACL last Friday and will miss the remainder of the season. Actually he was making a cut and the knee just gave out.
Talked with both his mother and father this morning. They were reaching out to me for advice. Tried my best to give them some of my thoughts. Of course, advice is easy to give, because it “ain’t” me.
You have put up some amazing numbers this fall. Really believe that you were starting to “get it,” and understand what it takes to play at the D1 level. Now the focus is on September of next year. Not the spring, not the football camps, and not the pre-season. September full go – the most important goal.
Doctors . Find the best surgeon that you can find and that your insurance can handle. Being near Cleveland, check out the Cleveland Clinic. When I was a head football coach, I would check with individual college football programs to get some insight on who the best sports doctors were. Actuall an OSU back specialist checked out one of my players. Probably easier to go through the head football coach.
Be sure the specialist is a sports person. No disrespect, but you are a football player, and sports are huge for you. Good sports’ doctors understand the seriousness of injuries and the importance of getting the athlete back to action, as soon as possible. Continue ReadingRead More »