Alex Bruns

November Comeback Athlete of the Month - 2017

Our Comeback Athletes are individuals that have had an injury, gone through the necessary recovery and have 'comeback' to play sports again. They have utilized one of our AMP physicians: Dr. Elliott, Dr. Klepps, Dr. Shenton, Dr. Phipps or Dr. Bentley, and used one of AMP's owning partners for some or all of their procedures or recovery: St. Vincent Healthcare, Ortho Montana and Yellowstone Surgery Center.

Highlights

School: Billings West High
Grade: 11
Parents: Paul & Suzanne Odegaard

Injury: Fractured Collar Bone (left)
Doctors: Steven Klepps, MD

Sports & Accomplishments

Fall Sport: Football

  • Number of years Varsity: 2
  • Position: QB
  • Jersey Number: 17
  • Accomplishments: Player of the week, Starting QB as a junior

Injury

When did the first injury happen?
Winter of freshman year, first week after football season, landed on my shoulder while snowboarding.

What was going through your mind in that moment?
I was in a lot of pain and I was hoping that my recovery would be fast enough to be ready for football.

How long were you out before being cleared to play?
4 months

What was involved in your recovery?
No activity for 4 months, no physical therapy

A Personal Look

Favorite class and/or subject: Math

Celebrity Crush: Selena Gomez

As a little kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A firefighter

At the age you are now, what do you want to be when you grow up? Surgeon

A pet peeve: People chewing with their mouths open

What teammate of yours do you love to follow on Twitter or Instagram: Cody Gagnon

Who would win an arm wrestling competition on your team: Connor Paul

Would you rather: Wash dishes, mow the lawn, clean the bathroom or vacuum the house? Mow the lawn

Photo Credit: Alsa Photography

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