ENG COMP I
17 September 2018
Cause and Effect Essay
There are always reasons that things happen. Some of the things that happen in life are the effects of our actions and choices. An example of this is completely tearing my MCL. Looking back on my injury I realized that there were causes and effects to the tearing of my MCL.
The first cause is that I had already hurt it the year before and practiced even though it was still hurt. After going back and forth to the doctor for six months about my knee, he said I could slowly get back into practice. The doctor told me not to play on it unless I had no pain when exercising. If I did I would most likely tear something. Being stubborn and ready to get back to volleyball practice I ignored his warning and practiced anyways. As a result of not listening to the doctors’ orders, I partially tore my MCL during volleyball camp.
Another cause to the tearing of my MCL is that I did not stretch like I was supposed to. Stretching is one of the most important things to do before playing sports. During practices when my team and I had to stretch I barely stretched because I did not think that I needed to. I also thought that I was invincible to injury after getting over my partial MCL tear. My ignorance and laziness led to me tearing my scar tissue in my knee and the pulling of my Iliotibial band in my leg....