We are so appreciative to Alaetra for sharing her journey from injury to “fully cleared to play” college volleyball. It’s heartbreaking that after all of her hard work, her team’s season was canceled due to COVID-19. But it makes her words resonate even more.

Her advice to other athletes, especially those with potentially career-ending injuries — ask for help, be grateful to those around you and you are going to have to WORK HARD to get back but it will be worth it.

Dr. Tyler shares his key insights of Alaetra’s shoulder injury case. Caring for the site of the injury is the easy part. For collegiate athletes like Alaetra — a college volleyball player — it’s about the programming and dedication to not only get back but get back stronger.