Teenage girls football dream may be over!!
As most of use all know my 14 year old daughter had recently signed for hibs under 16s national performance team. We were all over the moon that her football career had began to kick off that she had worked extremely hard for and the coaches were amazed with her abilities. After enjoying a good few weeks under hibs management Mckenzie was thriving more and more until around 3 weeks ago mckenzie had a trampoline injury during school PE. After getting an X-ray and an MRI the results were Tearing of Medial Collateral Ligament and Tearing her Anterior Cruciate Ligament.
After 3 weeks of physio we were back at the hospital today to see the orthopaedic dr at the royal instead of the sick kids as her injuries were so serve.. after seeing him today he assured us that the best course of action for Mckenzie to regain full use of her leg and continue to go onto playing football in the future was to have the operation to fix the cruciate ligament. We were more than happy to agree. He then went on to tell us after surgery she could get straight back into light training (no game time) and continue with physio for up to 6-12months depending on the healing of the surgery. We were more than happy to continue with these plans until …. He then told us the waiting list to have this operation could be for up to 1-2 years because of Covid… as you can imagine mckenzie is now heartbroken because she could be out of football for up to 3 years. This would make her 17years old. The dr then mentioned the private route of getting this operation done for her much quicker but the cost is something we are defo going to struggle with. This is why I’ve came to the community to see if use can help to get Mckenzie this operation and back into what she does best “football”. Mckenzie eat sleeps and breaths football and if she has to wait 2/3 years to get back into it I fear she may loose interest or even worse, start to affect her mental health. I appreciate everyone has they’re own circumstances but anything would be greatly appreciated xx