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Old     (chadilac)      Join Date: Apr 2006       11-28-2007, 6:30 PM Reply   
My name is chad Payton and in October I injured my knee training with glen fletcher trying tootsie rolls. Got my MRI and MCl and acl were torn. I'm just gettin frustrated with the doctors because none of them know to what extent my acl was torn and they don't know how they are going to do surgery. The surgery would include having to drill through my growth plates and taking the chance of disrupting my knee growth and i am so sick of it.
Old     (wannabewakeboarder)      Join Date: Feb 2007       11-28-2007, 6:32 PM Reply   
Wow, I keep you in my prayers bro...
Old     (kylielogan)      Join Date: Apr 2006       11-28-2007, 6:34 PM Reply   
that sux. good luck to you.
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       11-28-2007, 6:37 PM Reply   
Thats what you get for learning tootsie rolls at 11 making us older guys look bad....
just kidding, that blows, but with medicine these days you'll be back better than ever
best of luck
Old     (chadilac)      Join Date: Apr 2006       11-28-2007, 6:37 PM Reply   
thanks for your support
Old     (chadilac)      Join Date: Apr 2006       11-28-2007, 6:39 PM Reply   
I'm actully 13 its just when my profile was made
Old     (shon_g)      Join Date: Apr 2007       11-28-2007, 6:39 PM Reply   
Yo Chad.. Keep your head up bro! You will be back killn it soon enough. Look foward to ridn with ya again!!
Old     (chadilac)      Join Date: Apr 2006       11-28-2007, 6:43 PM Reply   
I hope...... But the way the doctors make it sound its like im out for life lol but i just want to know how bad i tore my acl
Old     (dmc_napa)      Join Date: Jul 2007       11-28-2007, 6:45 PM Reply   
Patience grasshopper... It is a tough lesson to learn in life, but you will be back on the water. All good things take time. This from a DMC...

Vince says until you are back - you can ride on our boat and be flag hag all you want!
Old     (chadilac)      Join Date: Apr 2006       11-28-2007, 6:56 PM Reply   
Well there's nothing I can do about it and I have to face the fact that I'm hurt I I have to wait
Old     (wakedad33)      Join Date: Oct 2005       11-28-2007, 7:09 PM Reply   
Chadilac, stay strong bro, rehab hard even though it hurts. Your my man for the Boys division next year. Alex has a little something in the mail for you, should have it next week.
Old     (chadilac)      Join Date: Apr 2006       11-28-2007, 7:12 PM Reply   
On yeah how is his wrist
Old     (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       11-28-2007, 7:20 PM Reply   
Chad keep your head up. Get the camera out take some pics of your brothers or people you ride with. Or you can help them out with tricks. There is nothing better than telling someone how to do a trick and they land it.

I rember this little stingy kid riding in the chop at Don Pedro at the Central Valley Marine Reunion. You were so determined to land that 180 and when you hit it you were so stoked. Look at you now your trying tootsie rolls.

It will pass in no time and you will be back out there killing it again. I have been there and done the whole knee serg. If ya have any questions pm me. Ya I know its very frustrating for the Dr's to get ya back together again.
Old     (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       11-28-2007, 7:44 PM Reply   
I hate that trick!

Hang in there Chad, you'll be back before you know it.
Old     (chadilac)      Join Date: Apr 2006       11-28-2007, 7:48 PM Reply   
yeah that's right chris broke his femer on that trick
Old     (allen)      Join Date: Apr 2005       11-28-2007, 7:54 PM Reply   
You can come hang out with me, Just tell your dad your gonna go drinks some beers with the boys. Take it slow buddy you have a long tim eto get back on the board, word on the street is that I might be gettin cut again. Just keep your head up and take your time.
Tell the fam I said hello.
Old     (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       11-28-2007, 7:55 PM Reply   
Hang in there man!! Were all hopin the best for ya!
Old     (wakechic06)      Join Date: Jun 2005       11-28-2007, 8:02 PM Reply   
I feel ya man. I broke my foot 7 months ago and it's still not healed. It's getting really really irritating because I can't run, train or a lot of things I need to be doing right now for softball. Good luck.
Old     (clearlakescott)      Join Date: Apr 2007       11-28-2007, 8:43 PM Reply   
Just take a deep breath and remember even with technology what it is today some things still take time. Give them the time they need and do what hey ask even if it means laying on your couch getting fat for months. Trust me 9 broken bones later your long term recovery is far more important then getting back on the water this spring. Every break I have hurts every morning and most of the day because I was to stupid to take it easy for a little time like directed. Good luck to all of you!
Old     (hawk7)      Join Date: Apr 2007       11-28-2007, 9:39 PM Reply   
Chad, atleast, it's too cold to ride right now. it's the off season. your knee will be healed eventually and when it is you'll get revenge on the tootsie roll. cant wait to see it.
Old     (wakebrdmom)      Join Date: Mar 2006       11-28-2007, 9:42 PM Reply   
The hardest part right now is not knowing for sure how severe the tear of the ACL is. The docs know it is torn but not to what degree. They are planning on doing a diagnostic artho to see. But if the ACL is torn enough we have a difficult decision to make, 2 docs so far do not want to do surgery on him cause he is too young and his growth plates are still very open. Even with new technology it still is risky on young kids. We go see 2 more docs in the next few weeks. For now it is just a matter of getting serious about his PT, and getting his new brace fitted.

Thank you all for you kind words. I know he is not the only one who has suffered injuries, it is hard watching your children be hurt.
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       11-28-2007, 9:58 PM Reply   
Chad, sounds you're in a tough position. Sorry man.

Are the risks lower if you wait a year or two for the surgery? Is that even an option as far as the doctors are concerned?

You're going to need to find something else to focus on while your knee gets better. Find something else that you can progress at to take your mind off of it. It's a great time to ask Santa for a dirtbike! Okay...that's no easier on the knees.
Old     (wes_can_riders)      Join Date: Feb 2004       11-28-2007, 10:20 PM Reply   
feel for ya bro... Ive been riding with a broken knee cap since last febuary... not to mention I broke my tibia and blew out my ankle at O'town a month or two before you did!!!

hope you get better bro :-)
Old     (inty399)      Join Date: May 2007       11-29-2007, 5:30 AM Reply   
yea dude. i am 13 and i tore my Miniscus trying toe side rolls this summer. but i got lucky compared to you. jeez dude. thats no good. hope all goes well.
Old     (shawna_h)      Join Date: Apr 2006       11-29-2007, 6:47 AM Reply   
Chad, hang in there! At least its your off season, and you're young and strong and we know you'll get better! Not to mention we're all praying for you!And rehab will help a lot too! Just keep in mind of all these other great riders who have succeeded, like Chris Dykmans, Dallas Friday, and many other local riders! i Miss seeing you last weekend and I hope to meet up with all of you soon!
Old     (deltawake)      Join Date: Sep 2004       11-29-2007, 7:03 AM Reply   
Hey Chad- Lots of people, including us, are keeping you in their thoughts and prayers. Stay on the rehab and things will be a lot more stable and you will progress a lot faster when you can ride. In the mean time, you can always work on your tagging career.
Old     (jakoerber)      Join Date: Jul 2004       11-29-2007, 7:04 AM Reply   
Chad, when i was your age about 13 or so, i was doing scarecrows and just through one a little early once, tore my acl. I was to ignorant for my own good didn't want to go to doctor. So i continued to put it off, for about a year then it just kept popping all the time. SO they were almost positive to give me surgery but we decided to do some rehab and strengthen the muscles around it. Best decision i've made, been good, still hurts when its cold out but living with it. Best of luck
Old     (wakedad33)      Join Date: Oct 2005       11-29-2007, 7:06 AM Reply   
Chad the wrist is getting better, couldn't wakeboard yet but doesn't seem to bother him snowboarding. Hi to the family.
Old     (chadilac)      Join Date: Apr 2006       11-29-2007, 3:22 PM Reply   
that's good that its not broken and I'm happy mine isn't broken too
Old     (hillbilly)      Join Date: Aug 2002       11-29-2007, 8:35 PM Reply   
I need lessons.......How much to make me be-able to beat your little brother? I know thats asking alot but you can make some money....HAHA
Old     (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       11-29-2007, 9:08 PM Reply   
Jeff maybe if ya slip chad a 20 he will take his brothers fin off.
Old     (deltawake)      Join Date: Sep 2004       11-29-2007, 11:35 PM Reply   
Squid- Little brother has mad skills and already rides finless. Now maybe loosening his binding screws....
Old     (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       11-30-2007, 11:09 AM Reply   
dang we need to find a way to slow those youngters down. Maybe we super glue a blob of someting on the bottom of his board to slow down his cut.

Hill your SOL buddy you just need to get that 360 and BS roll.


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