Soccer Success

Sam is the starting left halfback for the Grandview Heights Boys Soccer team. During a match, Sam took a hit from behind and went down on his left hand. He stayed down due to the injury. While he was being evaluated on the field by the Central Crossing training staff and in obvious pain, Dr. Tom Pommering ran across the field from the visitors stands. Dr. Pommering examined Sam and determined that he could continue playing after stabilizing the wrist. Sam went on to score a goal in the win. He was able to play in the next day’s match with help from the Grandview Heights training team led by Kate Weale, but after the game, it was decided that Sam should have the wrist x-rayed due to continued discomfort. Radiographs showed that there was a fracture of the distal end of the radius. Dr. Pommering and his staff casted the arm and instructed Sam on what he needed to do to continue playing for the Bobcats. He played the final three weeks of the regular season in a cast, and then was able to go into the post-season in a soft wrap. Because of the great care Sam received, he was able to complete a successful season with the Bobcats up to the State Quarterfinals!
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  • Name: Sam F.Sam Freeman
  • Condition(s): Broken Bone
  • Age at Treatment: 17
  • Age Today: 07/30/200020 Years

Sam is the starting left halfback for the Grandview Heights Boys Soccer team. During a match, Sam took a hit from behind and went down on his left hand. He stayed down due to the injury. While he was being evaluated on the field by the Central Crossing training staff and in obvious pain, Dr. Tom Pommering ran across the field from the visitors stands. Dr. Pommering examined Sam and determined that he could continue playing after stabilizing the wrist. Sam went on to score a goal in the win. He was able to play in the next day’s match with help from the Grandview Heights training team led by Kate Weale, but after the game, it was decided that Sam should have the wrist x-rayed due to continued discomfort. Radiographs showed that there was a fracture of the distal end of the radius. Dr. Pommering and his staff casted the arm and instructed Sam on what he needed to do to continue playing for the Bobcats. He played the final three weeks of the regular season in a cast, and then was able to go into the post-season in a soft wrap. Because of the great care Sam received, he was able to complete a successful season with the Bobcats up to the State Quarterfinals!

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