As long as you have recovered or are recovering, you should not be affected by the injury. NCSA has worked with many athletes who have overcome injuries and were recruited into excellent programs. It is crucial that you work your hardest to rehab and overcome the injury.
Don’t push yourself too hard – if you try to come back before you’re ready, you may injure yourself even worse. Allow yourself to heal and follow the advice of your doctors. Show the same work ethic and commitment to your rehab as you would if you were on the field.
Remember there’s lots you can do even if you’re injured: keep working hard on your academics, fill out your FAFSA, participate in non-athletic extracurricular activities or community service, and complete your college applications. College coaches are looking for ACE (Academics, Character, Effort) student-athletes, and you can keep building that reputation for yourself even if you’re hurt.