My wrestling concerns

Posted by NarcolepticBat (410 posts) -

Ive been out of wrestling for two months now. I was ranked number two in the state before I dislocated my elbow, as of my recent all-divisional award I was invited to a tournament in New York next weekend. After my dislocation I physically broke down and cried, It hit me SO hard when they told me I wasn't finishing my season. Harder than the death of family or anything Ive had the misfortune of experiencing in my life so far. This sport turned my life around and gave me something that I needed. The problem is that I'm still not at 100% health and I'm nervous because this particular tournament is of a high calibur I haven't wrestled in two months. I've never walked onto the mat without feeling confident and I feel like my performance is going to suffer because of this. I'm the captain of my team and upon my return I'm expected to inspire but I have no idea if I can.

#1 Posted by NarcolepticBat (410 posts) -

Ive been out of wrestling for two months now. I was ranked number two in the state before I dislocated my elbow, as of my recent all-divisional award I was invited to a tournament in New York next weekend. After my dislocation I physically broke down and cried, It hit me SO hard when they told me I wasn't finishing my season. Harder than the death of family or anything Ive had the misfortune of experiencing in my life so far. This sport turned my life around and gave me something that I needed. The problem is that I'm still not at 100% health and I'm nervous because this particular tournament is of a high calibur I haven't wrestled in two months. I've never walked onto the mat without feeling confident and I feel like my performance is going to suffer because of this. I'm the captain of my team and upon my return I'm expected to inspire but I have no idea if I can.

#2 Posted by tooPrime (344 posts) -

If you're worried that you can get hurt again then I wouldn't go.  If you're healthy (albeit out of shape) then I'd go.  You'll probably get your ass kicked, just because it's tough to come back after 2 months of nothing.  I'd at least go to practice and see how it feels.  

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