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 or Dr. Phipps 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 Catholic High School
Parents: Paul and Kristy Peterson
Injury: Torn Anterior Talofibular Ligament (Torn Ankle Ligament) -
Doctor: James Elliott, MD
Athletic Trainer: Cody Osborne
When did the first injury happen? My first year of basketball as a sophomore, I tore the ligament in my right ankle during practice in January.
What was going through your mind in that moment? I was freaking out in my head because my ankle was the size of an orange and state for swimming was about 3 weeks away.
How long were you out before being cleared to play? I played in a basketball game 3 days later and a swim meet the day after that. I then took some time off to rehab, but didn’t know the extent of my injury until track season when I was still having a decent amount of pain. I then got an MRI and realized my ligament had been torn the whole time.
What was involved in your recovery? I finished out the track season, and then took time off training for basketball and club swimming to rehab. I went to physical therapy and got a cortisone shot.
Favorite class and/or subject: Biology (it’s very hard, but beneficial to my career options)
Celebrity Crush: Liam Hemsworth
As a little kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? a doctor
At the age you are now, what do you want to be when you grow up? something in the medical field, right now considering a neonatal nurse
A pet peeve: people chomping on their food
What teammate of yours do you love to follow on Twitter or Instagram: Cindy Gray
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? None of the above ;)
Photo Credit: Alsa Photography