Surgical Goals - consults with a Sports Surgeon

Mark Reynolds: Footballer harnesses competitive nature to recover from ACL rupture

May 27, 2022 Mark Reynolds - pro footballer Season 1 Episode 11
Surgical Goals - consults with a Sports Surgeon
Mark Reynolds: Footballer harnesses competitive nature to recover from ACL rupture
Show Notes Chapter Markers

It's every football player's nightmare - rupturing your ACL but when Mark Reynolds ruptured his while playing for Aberdeen FC, because the initial pain subsided quickly he didn't realise the extent of the injury. The team physio was worried though and scans revealed the rupture. Find out how Mark found surgery, rehab and recovery.

With an incredible football career that began by walking onto the pitch for his home team Motherwell, to playing for Sheffield Wednesday, Aberdeen, Dundee, and now Cove Rangers it was brilliant to welcome Mark to Surgical Goals. During such a long career it was inevitable there would be injuries and Mark ruptured his ACL and shoulder AC joint. He explains to us how the injuries happened and what they felt like at the time and then how his recoveries went.

Both times Mark referred to Prof Mackay and had InternalBrace surgery as he was keen for minimum down-time and the technique offers an accelerated recovery. It is really interesting listening to Mark explain how he then turned his ultra-competitive nature into acing his rehab with the help of Adam Stokes and the club physio team.

This leads us to a fascinating conversation about the insecurity of sport as a career and Mark, also a qualified engineer, is only too aware of this, and he is a vocal advocate of allowing young players to also follow academic dreams. 

Another really fascinating episode of Surgical Goals.

Mark and playing career
Understanding the insecurity of sport
Motherwell FC versus finishing education
Signing for Motherwell
Career highlights
Injuries
Shoulder AC rupture
Cruciate injury
Mechanics of cruciate injury
How the ACL injury felt at time
Scan results
Off to Gordon for surgery
How is it possible to feel fine with ACL rupture
Recovery is results driven
In 30s but fitter than ever
Biology in recovery from surgeons point of view
Adam Stokes & pyschology of recovery
Boxing background helped shoulder recovery
Training keeps you healthy in body and mind
Recovery and new signing with Dundee
Artifical surfaces - any bearing on injury?
Will you stay in football or branch out?
How it works at Cove Rangers
Football and education go hand in hand
Into the future