Everything happens for a reason!

Posted By: Michael Klinger
Posted On: November 12th, 2016
Attending: Institute of Technology Carlow

This passed Sunday we had an away game at Kestrels BC. This is always a fun team to play because our college teammate Chris plays for them in the National League. After some friendly trash talk leading up to the game, it was finally time to tip off against them. The game was back and forth for the majority of the first half, and we went into the locker room with a slight deficit, nothing we couldn’t overcome.  

The second half began, and we cut into the lead. About two minutes into the third quarter, I went up for a shot, and like every basketball player’s worst nightmare, came down on the defenders foot. I am no stranger to sprained ankles, it has been a constant throughout my basketball career unfortunately, so I know the injury well. Unfortunately I was not able to finish the game, and had to watch our team come up short from the sidelines.  

I was very down on myself for a few days after that, but realized that the only thing I could do was use this as a positive, and try to see the bright side of things. The rehab is very familiar, and I know how to take care of it, to get me back on the court as soon as possible. While I will not make a physical impact on a game for a few weeks, I plan to be there for my teammates emotionally as well as strategically. They will without a doubt hold things down until I get back, and I am looking forward to seeing the strides they make when I am gone. 

Warning: The picture is of my ankle the day after this happened, so view with caution!  

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