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: Scobey High School Grade: 12th Parents: Kaare and Pam Gaustad
Injury: Torn Shoulder Labrum Doctor: Roger Bentley, MD
Injury: Torn Meniscus Doctor: James Elliott, MD
When did the first injury happen? My Junior year of football in play off game in Belt I went to tackle a kid the second play of the game and my arm went numb. I played the entire game and didn’t realize how badly it was injured. I tore my meniscus my Senior year in play off game.
What was going through your mind in that moment? I thought I just bruised my shoulder.
How long were you out before being cleared to play? 6 months
What was involved in your recovery? Lots and lots of physical therapy.
Favorite class and/or subject: Study Hall
Celebrity Crush: Carrie Underwood
As a little kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Farmer/Rancher
At the age you are now, what do you want to be when you grow up? Engineer
A pet peeve: When people chew food with there mouth open
What teammate of yours do you love to follow on Twitter or Instagram: Jeremy Handy
Who would win an arm wrestling competition on your team: I would
Would you rather: Wash dishes, mow the lawn, clean the bathroom or vacuum the house? Mow the lawn
Photo Credit: Alsa Photography