The Injury Bug

  • So I've been dealing with a herniated disc since last for the past four months and I am now on the steady road to recovery. This is my senior year and I want to make an impact for my last high school season. I feel very discouraged that I won't have a good season due to the heavy lack of working out and practicing. Is there any advice on how I can try and have at least a decent season? Has anyone thrown with a herniated disc?

  • Hey Kiddo,


    Ive never had a herniated disk before, but I have battled many many injuries thus far. My best advice... Keep Battling! Like you, I've been recovering from multiple injuries this season and sometimes you just have to roll with the blows, AND make sure not to skip out on rehabilitation. This season alone I've had 2 MRIs, and the doctors told me I tore my shoulder labrum in 3 places, along with a slight meniscus tear in my left knee, and torn cartilage on the back of the knee cap. Might be best to change the lifts up a bit. For example, instead of squats, I worked the Leg Press on Leg Day. DONT BE DISCOURAGED! There are always alternatives.. A promising season is still ahead of you! :thumbsup:

    :thumbsup:AyeJay :thumbsup:
    Michigan State University Track and Field
    Discus - 59.78m
    Shot Put - 19.93m (2014)
    Hammer Throw - 64.51m (2014)
    Weight Throw - 22.74m (2014)

  • Hey Kiddo,


    Ive never had a herniated disk before, but I have battled many many injuries thus far. My best advice... Keep Battling! Like you, I've been recovering from multiple injuries this season and sometimes you just have to roll with the blows, AND make sure not to skip out on rehabilitation. This season alone I've had 2 MRIs, and the doctors told me I tore my shoulder labrum in 3 places, along with a slight meniscus tear in my left knee, and torn cartilage on the back of the knee cap. Might be best to change the lifts up a bit. For example, instead of squats, I worked the Leg Press on Leg Day. DONT BE DISCOURAGED! There are always alternatives.. A promising season is still ahead of you! :thumbsup:


    Thanks AJ! This is very encouraging and really made my day. I think I have it easier compared to what you're going through haha.

  • My senior year of high school I herniated two discs in my low back during February. I ended up having to skip out on the majority of my senior year. My case was pretty extreme though compared to others. My injury was at the point where I could not even bench press without pain shooting from my low back down to my legs.
    My doc basically told me in March that if I didn't stop throwing now, my back was going to be in even more pain by the time I got to Michigan. Like Antonio said it's a serious injury and not one to mess with. My advice to you is that if you decide to go ahead and throw this year, just make everything about technique. If it doesnt hurt you to throw, go for it. Its the weight room that can get you into trouble with an injury like that. For me it has been over a year, and my back still hasnt made a 100 percent recovery. Just be careful in the weight room (do things that don't hurt), strengthen the core, and work the circle! You can definitely still have a memorable season with a herniated disc as long as you treat it carefully.


    Best of luck

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