RUNNING HEAD: CASE STUDY 1 1 Case Study 1 Tre’ Michael Tutt Texas A&M University- Kingsville EDKN 4329 Mrs. Burt
CASE STUDY 1 2 Case Study 1 - Respiratory Hassan Mead, recovering from an inflamed right Achilles’ tendon, stayed in Minneapolis to train while the Gophers cross-country team competed in Utah. The injury cost him the previous track season, and he was trying to make a comeback. Early that Friday afternoon, Mead ran by himself from the Bierman Athletic Building to East River Road. As he ran along the Mississippi River, under the Lake Street bridge, he experienced a sudden sharp pain in his back. He assumed it was a muscle cramp. But the pain increased until it virtually crippled him. Mead was a seven- time Big Ten champion and six-time All-America. “I have had [muscle cramps] before,” Mead said. “Out running you just get cramped up. But what was so odd was that it came quicker. Usually you see it building up. I pulled over and stretched and took a deep breath … and, as I did that, it seemed like someone jerked my ribs toward my chest.” Mead turned back toward the university. “Jogging was impossible and walking got more difficult,” he said. He walked about 1 1/2 miles to Franklin Avenue. By then, he was struggling. His upper body was tilted sideways, trying to minimize the pain. He had to keep stopping to catch his breath. “By the time that it got really painful, I was looking for anyone, even somebody on a bike,” Answer the following: 1. What symptoms did the athlete experience?
- Summer '19
- Mrs. Burt
- Pneumothorax, Hassan Mead