Posted 26 January 2014 - 05:52 PM
i run CC for a university and have for three years. This year while doing the "mandatory" summer workout I started having severe knee pain. I talked to the athletic trainer and he told me to get a cortisone injection by my general physician, get an mri, and visit an orthopedic. So I did and he diagnosed it as it band syndrome. I was then sat out, but released to run when two a days started. Throughout the week that i ran i had continuous chronic pain in my knee and i visited with the trainers again and told them. they sent my to their general physician who sat me out for two weeks for it band syndrome. I was then released to run again and had worsening chronic pain again especially after being released and forced to run in a race less then a week later. Even though right before the race I told coach my knee was hurting and i was uncomfortable running the race. He then watched me limp the race, and cry afterwards and said absolutely nothing to me. The following monday my knee was still hurting from the race and coach watch me cry and limp at practice and said nothing to me again except pulled me into his office and said my performance was unacceptable and i was doing it for attention. I then visited the trainers and told them after my race my knee was the worse its been and he sat me out and told me that i needed to visit my own orthopedic surgeon for it. The very first visit my doctor immediately found the problem and said it was clearly not it band syndrome but another long term running injury and lateral meniscus tear. I then had to have surgery and have been filing for my medical redshirt since. In this process I was told my scholarship would not be renewed next year for my performance at the race and because of my incapability to do the cool down after the jog. my questions are is that allowed? and also shouldnt they of been responsible for my medical bills?
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