She will be 22 in December. Today she is just fine.I’m so sorry to hear about that! Has she moved on to new things? Found a new passion? I hope she has recovered!
I frequently wonder what dd would do instead of gymnastics if she had to or wanted to quit. And I have a friend who was going to get a sport scholarship to college, she blew out her knee and it was all gone like that, her senior year.
Yet, it was SO HARD for about 18months. The PT and rehab period were pure heck, she kept asking what was the point, she couldn't play softball anymore. I am convinced her recovery was months beyond what it needed to be as a result.
However one day she just woke up and realized that there was so much more to life than softball. She started going on archeology and paleontology expeditions, a few years after that she got involved with politics. Now she also crochets, cooks, and more.
It was far from an easy road for her, but she made it and is stronger for it!! In the end she hopes one of her little sisters will get involved with softball someday, so she is not bitter or upset by the experience...anymore.
I know it definitely effects how I now see my middle daughters gymnastics life-even as her coaches gush about her talent and call her a once in a lifetime gymnast(&they have coached olympians, have spent their entire lives around olympians, so it hits different coming from them than someone else)....OK, we'll see, I know it could end badly tomorrow and I will love and support her no matter what happens in the gym!
P.S. family wise, we had experience with this, my cousin(that I grew up with) had an MLB contract as a pitcher. At his final college championship game he slid into home-plate, caught his thumb and his thumb ripped almost to his elbow. Ended that. He became a stock trader and did just fine in life, but he too had a rough period of adjustment, so he talked to her a few times, I think that helped. Life can be rough!! Promising sports careers die all the time, probably every day!!