Nov 25, 2016 / Sports Medicine
One Year After a New ACL, Our Sports Medicine MVP Is Shining!
Nate Rogers tore his ACL in his debut of junior league hockey for the Philadelphia Little Flyers, a U19-elite team. Dr. Philip Wilson reconstructed his ACL, and Nate took his rehabilitation and training seriously. One month after his return, he was named one of the “Stars of the Week” for the Eastern Hockey League. His recognition came after an amazing weekend of games scoring three goals. We asked this Richardson native a few questions, and here’s what he had to say:
When did you start playing hockey?
I started playing roller hockey when I was 6 and ice hockey when I was 9.
What are your dreams for your hockey career?
My long-term goal is to play professional hockey, but for now my goal is to play NCAA college hockey next year.
Since this area is home for you, are you still a Dallas STARS fan?
Yes, go Stars!
What do you remember about your experience with Dr. Wilson?
Only good things, he really helped me not only to get back to where I was before but to actually be stronger once I fully recovered.
What was the hardest thing to overcome after your injury and surgery?
The hardest thing to get back after surgery is confidence.
What advice do you have for young, injured athletes?
The harder you work the easier it gets.
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