Red Wings prospect Jack Adams suffered a horrible setback when he tore his ACL and MCL ligaments in his right knee during the Wings’ summer development camp. Adams worked hard to prepare his knee for surgery, and now he’s recovering from the reconstructive procedure, as he tells us in this installment of, “You Don’t Know Jack“:
One day, you’ll look back on all the hardships in your life and have nothing but gratitude for everything that’s happened along the way. A simple message Danny Carr constantly echoes to me is engraved in my mind: feeling sorry for yourself gets you nowhere.
5:15 a.m. The time my alarm sounds off each morning, a daily reminder that it’s time to start my work and preparation for the day. While this routine might sound ubiquitous and somewhat boring, this strict schedule that my trainer and I put in place is what we believe in, and it’s the reason why my recovery is moving at a rapid pace. However, the day of surgery, I honestly thought I’d never walk again. It hurt … So. Bad.
An ACL tear is a life-changing experience and injury, and while the prognosis at first is formidable, the pain from the surgery is excruciating, both physically and mentally. But, as I said before, I kept telling myself to not feel sorry for myself.
Continued on the Red Wings’ website;