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    Injured before Academy

    I was running to prepare for my academy in NJ for SLEO II and I believe I injured my ankle pretty bad (possible stress fracture from past experiences). I've already passed everything needed, even the physiological/medical examination, but a week later now it hurts to walk, and being a security officer on patrol I walk a lot. The academy is April 30, and I'm hoping I can heal well enough for the academy.

    My question is whether or not they will reject me if I'm not up to par by then, or if I re-injure while in the academy, what would happen to me?

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    When I was in the academy if you were injured and couldn't do pt you were forced to resign. Now I know for some departments that run there own academy they will cycle the injured recruit/cadet, whatever you want to call them where you are, in the next class offered. You should just call your department or academy and inform them of the situation.

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    Your question is best answered by the Academy/Agency you've applied to. The opinion of yours or the agency's physician is also very likely to play a major role here. I hope things work out for you.

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    Get with your doc to see if you can perform by then. If not, your department may send you to a later academy in order to heal fully and that may be your best option.
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    I would go to a doctor on your own and see what they say and get their opinion. It might not be as serious as you think.
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    In mine, they would allow to to be on light duty if you got injured, but you had to complete at least 70% of all PT sessions. I had a torn calf muscle going in and just pushed through it. I wasn't the fastest guy in the class, but I didn't ever quit a run and passed the POST requirements.

    I would get it checked out, do the whole RICE thing, and rest it as much as possible before the academy.

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