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Stories of sidelined athletes who overcame their setback of no longer being able to compete in their sport due to career-ending injury, health condition, or concussion risk. Explore their journey through their ups and downs.

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Stories of sidelined athletes who overcame their setback of no longer being able to compete in their sport due to career-ending injury, health condition, or concussion risk. Explore their journey through their ups and downs.

    Matthew Harris, Former Northwestern Football Player

    Matthew Harris, Former Northwestern Football Player

    Having experienced multiple concussions in his football career, Northwestern University cornerback Matthew Harris understood the risks he was taking returning to play. Following recovery from another severe concussion, Matthew knew he had some hard deci...

    • 53 min
    Chrissy Papetti, Former Performing Arts Athlete

    Chrissy Papetti, Former Performing Arts Athlete

    Following a severe labrum tear that derailed her dancing career in college, Chrissy Papetti spent the next several years working through an intense physical recovery on top of the emotional journey following the loss of her craft. Many athletes sideline...

    • 52 min
    Val Jones, Former Competitive Figure Skater

    Val Jones, Former Competitive Figure Skater

    With her sights set on earning a spot on the Olympic ice skating team, Val Jones was devastated when at 18, she was told she could never skate again following one severe knee injury. Just one triple lutz gone wrong and everything she had worked for her ...

    • 41 min
    Sports Medicine Careers and the Sidelined Athlete

    Sports Medicine Careers and the Sidelined Athlete

    Sidelined from their sports due to injury, many athletes begin to wonder, “What’s next for me?” When that sidelining event corresponds with reflections about future career choices, many find a logical connection to the field of sports medicine. Sports...

    • 38 min
    Dexter Hollingsworth, Quarterback, St. Martin High School

    Dexter Hollingsworth, Quarterback, St. Martin High School

    His freshman year of high school, Dexter Hollingsworth faced the complex decision to discontinue football due to a series of concussions that left him vulnerable to long-term brain health damage if he continued. Dexter shares about this difficult decisi...

    • 33 min
    Johnathan Franklin, Running Back, Green Bay Packers

    Johnathan Franklin, Running Back, Green Bay Packers

    It's been said that there's no testimony without a test. For NFL Player, Johnathan Franklin, that test was an unforgiving and brutal reality check that one play can destroy an athlete's career at any moment's notice. Listen to accomplished RB, Johnathan...

    • 46 min

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