Bailey Kufeld

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.


School: Billings Central
Grade: 12
Parents: Burke & Keri Kufeld

Injury: Left knee - hyperextension (2015) and Ruptured tendon (2016)
Doctors: James Elliott, MD
Physical Therapist: Doug Chase
Athletic Trainer: Cody Osborne

Sports & Accomplishments

Fall Sport: Volleyball (2014-2017)

  • Number of years Varsity: 4
  • Position: Outside Hitter
  • Jersey Number: 10
  • Accomplishments: 4 Year Academic All-State, 2016 All-Conference & All-State, 2016 State Runner-up, 2016 & 2017 Team Captain

Winter Sport: Basketball (2014-15 and 2015-16)

  • Number of years Varsity: 2 Varsity Letters
  • Position: Guard
  • Jersey Number: 11
  • Accomplishments: 2 Year Academic All-State

Spring Sport: Softball (2015 & beginning of 2016)

  • Number of years Varsity: 1 (Had surgery after first weekend of 2016 games)
  • Position: Outfield - 2nd Base
  • Jersey Number: 12
  • Accomplishments: 1 Year Academic All-State, 2015 All-Conference)


When did the first injury happen?
Summer Basketball camp before sophomore year - Hyperextended knee and sat out most of the summer for rehab, surgery in spring of 2016 (sophomore year) to clean out scar tissue, ruptured tendon during 2016 Volleyball season (junior year), surgery in early 2017 after MRI showed the injury.

How long were you out before being cleared to play?
2016 - 2 months and 2017 - 2 months

What was involved in your recovery?
Surgery, A LOT OF ICE, Rehab with Doug Chase and at home, and continued stretching and working with Trainer Cody Osborne.

A Personal Look

Favorite class and/or subject: Psychology

Celebrity Crush: Justin Beiber

As a little kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A Veterinarian and animal rescuer!

At the age you are now, what do you want to be when you grow up?
A youth and family counselor, a wife and a mother.

A pet peeve: When people eat loudly

What teammate of yours do you love to follow on Twitter or Instagram: Christy Cox

Who would win an arm wrestling competition on your team: Olivia Moten-Schell

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

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