Perseverance

Logan had just made school history by placing 1st as a Freshman in the Sectional tournament for his weight class for wrestling. As a serious competitor and year-round wrestler he was looking forward to Districts the following week when two days later he tore his meniscus during wrestling practice.

Hoping to place at Districts and move on to compete at the State wrestling tournament it was quite a heartbreak for him to learn that he would not be able to wrestle and that he would need to get surgery.

Since it was the end of the wrestling season the decision was made to repair the meniscus so that he would not have further complications down the road.

The meniscus surgery went great and Logan did physical therapy starting off with two days a week, moving then down to one day a week for the next six months.

Logan was very determined to recover from his injury and get back on the wrestling mat for his sophomore season.

He was cleared in early October and started back to wrestling right away. However at the end of November his knee started to bother him again while wrestling and it was determined that either the original injury did not heal properly or that his meniscus tore again.

Logan had surgery once again at the end of December 2020 and this time the injured meniscus was removed. He spent the next eight weeks doing physical therapy as well as working with the athletic trainer at his high school. His goal was to wrestle in the sectional tournament in February 2021. He was determined to wrestle in the Sectional tournament even though he had not wrestled a match since the previous Sectional tournament in 2020.

Logan went on to compete in the Sectional tournament and placed 3rd. He was able to do that even with an invulsion fracture on his pinky that he obtained the morning of the sectional tournament while warming up. He went on then to do physical therapy on his pinky for 3 weeks.

Logan has remained determined to heal properly and get back on the wrestling mat to accomplish his dreams for a successful wrestling high school career.

A huge thank you to his physical therapist that worked with him as well as the athletic trainer.

Logan is continuing to do physical therapy exercises on his own to strengthen the knee and get ready for the next wrestling season.

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  • Name: Logan S.Logan Smalley
  • Condition(s): Meniscus Injuries
  • Age at Treatment: 14
  • Age Today: 07/04/200517 Years

Logan had just made school history by placing 1st as a Freshman in the Sectional tournament for his weight class for wrestling. As a serious competitor and year-round wrestler he was looking forward to Districts the following week when two days later he tore his meniscus during wrestling practice.

Hoping to place at Districts and move on to compete at the State wrestling tournament it was quite a heartbreak for him to learn that he would not be able to wrestle and that he would need to get surgery.

Since it was the end of the wrestling season the decision was made to repair the meniscus so that he would not have further complications down the road.

The meniscus surgery went great and Logan did physical therapy starting off with two days a week, moving then down to one day a week for the next six months.

Logan was very determined to recover from his injury and get back on the wrestling mat for his sophomore season.

He was cleared in early October and started back to wrestling right away. However at the end of November his knee started to bother him again while wrestling and it was determined that either the original injury did not heal properly or that his meniscus tore again.

Logan had surgery once again at the end of December 2020 and this time the injured meniscus was removed. He spent the next eight weeks doing physical therapy as well as working with the athletic trainer at his high school. His goal was to wrestle in the sectional tournament in February 2021. He was determined to wrestle in the Sectional tournament even though he had not wrestled a match since the previous Sectional tournament in 2020.

Logan went on to compete in the Sectional tournament and placed 3rd. He was able to do that even with an invulsion fracture on his pinky that he obtained the morning of the sectional tournament while warming up. He went on then to do physical therapy on his pinky for 3 weeks.

Logan has remained determined to heal properly and get back on the wrestling mat to accomplish his dreams for a successful wrestling high school career.

A huge thank you to his physical therapist that worked with him as well as the athletic trainer.

Logan is continuing to do physical therapy exercises on his own to strengthen the knee and get ready for the next wrestling season.

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