Lilly Murphy

March Comeback Athlete of the Month - 2018

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 West High
Grade: 11
Parents: Sean and Nita Murphy
Siblings: Lydia (9th) and Laci (6th grade) Murphy

Injury: Lisfranc fracture, left
Doctors: James Elliott, MD
PT:Lance Hendricks

Sports & Accomplishments

Gymanastics: year-round

  • Number of years: since 2nd grade
  • Events: vault, bars, beam, floor
  • Accomplishments: qualified to Regionals in 2016, 5th place all-around Level 9 gymnast 20189 competitive season

Spring Sport: Track and Field

  • Events: Pole Vault, Sprints (1200, 200)


When did the first injury happen?
In the last week of summer practice going into my sophomore year, doing a switch leap back tuck on the beam.

What was going through your mind in that moment?
Did I really break my foot?

How long were you out before being cleared to play?
Out for the 2017 season, but continued to condition at the gym

What was involved in your recovery?
Surgery, crutches for a very long time, physical therapy, second surgery to remove hardware.

A Personal Look

Favorite class and/or subject:

Celebrity Crush:
Thomas Rhett

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

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

A pet peeve:
When people cough without covering their mouth.

What teammate of yours do you love to follow on Twitter or Instagram:
Julianne Terry

Who would win an arm wrestling competition on your team:
Dallas Roe

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

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