This week was another week of refreshing, taping and bracing, allowing me to get a couple more attempts toward masteries. First taping a thumb and wrist, preventing abduction. Then hip spica, hip flexor strain, pulling hip into flexion preventing hyperextension. Finally, buddy taping, a player sprained finger, preventing abduction.
In clinical, I experienced my first wresting match… I was very intrigued the whole time, mostly because there was a girl wresting and kicking butt. I was ready to learn about a sport I had never experienced before, I asked so many questions, I think Bre was ready to get rid of me. The first match I was experiencing was held at Patrick Henry High School and there were four teams in total: Patrick Henry, Holston, Rural Retreat, and Chilhowie. From all the stories I had heard about wresting and injuries I was ready to experience some, however…. Nothing.. no epistaxis or anything. I was ready to experience my next meet though, which was two days later. The wresting conference meet, about 8 different schools, with only one nosebleed the whole time. However, during the nosebleed he walked all over the meet and I got the chance to run around three different times and clean up blood. There were 10 girls that participated in the conference meet, so again I was very intrigued, and I could never do what those girls do. When finals rolled around one of Patrick Henry’s boys beat a boy from Castlewood and that Castlewood mama wasn’t very happy about her son losing so she shouted at a child half her age for the rest of the meet (2 hours). Finally, on Friday we were at Battle for four basketball games. Starting off with the JV girls’ game, I noticed a girl on the bench in a boot and realized I it was the player from last week who had an inversion ankle sprain. I asked why she was in a boot and she proceeded to tell me that she had gone to the doctor because she was still in a lot of pain and very swollen. I asked to look at her foot, it was insanely swollen and discolored, a week and a half later, I didn’t understand, not only was it her lateral ankle but her planter fascia and up her lateral lower leg. The doctor was unable to take x-rays due to all the swelling in her foot, so until the swelling goes down we are unsure of what her injury is. After both the JV games we went in the locker room to tape up a couple players and looked for one player on the other team that we needed to keep an eye on. She was the whole reason we were at Battle rather then Patrick Henry, she has an extreme latex allergy and is she comes in contact with latex she goes into anaphylactic shock, however she did not play the whole game. This week will be very exciting with the Virginia wrestling regional meet Friday and Saturday!