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Issue 5 Distribution on March 8
The Student News Site of Delaware Valley High School

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Athlete mental health takes a hit

Athletic injuries are becoming much more common in the past decade. On average, about 3.5 million athletes experience an injury at least once per year. This is approximately 91% of all athletes. 

Injuries can be frustrating and devastating to athletes because the recovery time is unpredictable. 

When athletes get injured, they often go through stages in the recovery process that involve physical therapy, rest and rehabilitation. During this recovery process, sometimes plans change and athletes have to alter their training routines, which can also be frustrating. 

Dealing with injuries is so mentally taxing on a person’s well being. Athletes experience many different types of feelings such as worry and anger, which institutes the fear of not being able to perform again at a productive level. 

It is important for athletes who are going through a serious injury to have a strong support system around them who can provide encouragement and help maintain a positive mindset. What really determines how the recovery goes is dependent on your attitude and mental toughness. 

Ultimately, athletes who undergo injuries usually come out stronger than before they were originally injured. Athletes also learn valuable lessons such as patience, resilience and the importance of listening to their bodies. 

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Shannon Eby, School News Co-Editor
Hi, I’m Shannon Eby, and I am this year's school news co-editor. I am currently a junior and I’m involved in the WE mentor program as well as the girls basketball and softball teams. In my free time I like listening to music and playing sports. I look forward to all the amazing issues we will come out with this year. 

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