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The Injured Athletes Club

Apr 27, 2023

[Having type 1 diabetes] comes with a lot of struggles, but I try to kind of embrace those struggles and learn from them and they help me grow. Having that perspective with type 1 helped me with my ACL recovery. Because I could say, ‘Alright, this is going to be one of the hardest times in my life, but in the long...

Apr 20, 2023

“How can we communicate with our partners, friends, and family about how hard we are finding it to be injured and what we need in terms of emotional support?



“I have the same question: My husband is very helpful in doing physical tasks I still can't manage eight months after a trimalleolar pilon fracture,...

Apr 13, 2023

“Rugby is something I think about all the time. But then going like, if it's gone, am I okay? If it's ripped away, like my able-bodied football career was, am I okay? In that moment, I wasn't. I had to ask, who is Joe in this new life in a wheelchair, and what's my identity? ... I think that's an important piece...

Apr 6, 2023

“I loved the bit in the book where it gave ideas of how to respond to common messages or responses from people. I find it difficult to respond to the two following common comments I get about my injury journey: 


1. You'll come out stronger 


2. Your injury means you can concentrate on other things that are not your...