Injured Athlete Series: Sawyer Bosch

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Senior Sawyer Bosch is a dual-sport athlete that has played for both the varsity football and lacrosse teams. Taking an unfortunate hit during practice, Sawyer obtained an injury to his rotator cuff.

How did you injure yourself, and what did you injure?

“I injured myself in a week two football practice [during my junior season] while playing defense. I tore my rotator cuff.”

What precautions did you take after injuring yourself?

“I took a week off and tried not to use it as much during the season, and then after the season, I got surgery.”

How did surgery and the recovery process go?

“Surgery went pretty well, there wasn’t much pain. Then I had to wear a brace for two months before I could start to move it and do physical therapy. Physical therapy lasted for six months before I got full mobility back.”

How did your coaches and teammates help you through the recovery process?

“They helped a lot. Just having them as support while I went through physical therapy, I’m really thankful for that.”

How have these injuries impacted how you play sports now?

“I definitely take sports for granted less now that I know how it is to be without them for a while.”