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. Bentley, Dr. Elliott, Dr. Klepps, Dr. Phipps or Dr. Shenton, 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: Colstrip High School
Parents: Tom and Georgi Baer
Injury: Torn ACL, left knee
Doctors: Dr. Shenton
Physical Therapist:Bess Reid
Athletic Trainer:Kelly Hurt
When did the first injury happen?
First day of basketball practice last year as a sophomore, November 17th.
What was going through your mind in that moment?
I was praying that it was not something serious and I could come back and play the rest of the season. Anger rushed through me when I felt the pain, and I thought this could not happen to me.
How long were you out before being cleared to play?
What was involved in your recovery?
6 months of physical therapy. With 2 days a week along with lifting and home exercises every day. Ice is my best friend and helped me recover well.
Favorite class and/or subject:
Breanna Stewart, American basketball player
As a little kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A professional athlete
At the age you are now, what do you want to be when you grow up?
A professional athlete, or an engineer.
A pet peeve:
When people chomp on their gum.
What teammate of yours do you love to follow on Twitter or Instagram:
Who would win an arm wrestling competition on your team:
Would you rather: Wash dishes, mow the lawn, clean the bathroom or vacuum the house?
Mow the lawn
Photo Credit: Alsa Photography