JP, Elite Hockey Players Return to the Ice
JP was 15yo in May 2017 when he injured his right knee ACL while cross-training. As an elite hockey player, he and his family were extremely worried about his future. He played for the LA Jr. Kings 2015 U14 team and then in 2016 moved to Minnesota to play at Shattuck St. Mary's for their U16 team as a forward. It was here in the spring that he was injured.
He flew back home to see specialist Dr. Scott Graham for evaluation and treatment. He was able to have an MRI that same day, the diagnosis confirmed and a plan formulated. He underwent arthroscopic ACL reconstruction without complications two weeks later. On a progressive protocol, he excelled post-operatively. His physical therapy was with noted skating therapist Chris Phillips at Compete Sports Performance and Rehab. With everyone working together for JP’s full return, he was back on the ice by 2 ½ months focusing on a full recovery and return to hockey. By 5 ½ months, JP was back to playing competitive hockey with his team. Congrats JP on your return!!
Shattuck-St. Mary's in Minnesota is the "Hogwarts of Hockey," and being "to hockey what Harvard is to law." In total they have 24 USA Hockey National Championships. The school has also gained a reputation as their players go on to compete at the highest levels of collegiate and Junior League Hockey, and in numerous cases the NHL and the Winter Olympics.