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 Hi i am 17 years old and i am planing on going to college in the fall of 2013 to become a ny state trooper.  I was involved in a bad motocross accident and i ended up shattering my ankle. I now have missing cartilage 3 plates and 13 screws. I was wondering if there are any disqualifications for this because i know i wouldnt be able to join the military with missing cartilage . Please help!!

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 not sure and cant speak for the nysp but you would have to call and ask them.  only someone from their recruiting department could tell you.  i know guys who have had some pretty bad knee injuries who became cops but that department is going to make sure that injury is well documented.  they dont want people claiming this injury happened in the lod at a later date.


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Like NYTRDT1 said, that's something you'd have to ask them directly. Go to "troopers.ny.gov" (don't forget the www before that). Just follow the links on their site: FAQ's, Contact us, employment, Public Information Office, etc.


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I don't see this as a disqualifier HOWEVER, take it from someone who knows about ankle pain, you WILL feel it. You will feel it when you run, you will feel it when you walk, you will definitely feel it when it gets cold. How bad do you really want it? Bad enough to battle through the pain? Bad enough to know that it could become debilitating in the future? Heck about the only day I didn't feel it was on TASER qual day. In fact on that day, no pain at all


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 Hi i am 17 years old and i am planing on going to college in the fall of 2013 to become a ny state trooper.  I was involved in a bad motocross accident and i ended up shattering my ankle. I now have missing cartilage 3 plates and 13 screws. I was wondering if there are any disqualifications for this because i know i wouldnt be able to join the military with missing cartilage . Please help!!


Good advice so far. You're best bet would be to contact the NYSP and ask them directly. You wouldn't be an automatic DQ for my agency, as long as you could perform the physical tasks required of any other applicant/LEO.


My knee surgeries and subsequent pins, screws, and tendon grafts prior to being hired didn't prevent me from pursuing my career. (Dang motorcycle!)  But I sure feel it sometimes, especially after a day spent in full kit.


Best of luck...


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I don't see this as a disqualifier HOWEVER, take it from someone who knows about ankle pain, you WILL feel it. You will feel it when you run, you will feel it when you walk, you will definitely feel it when it gets cold. How bad do you really want it? Bad enough to battle through the pain? Bad enough to know that it could become debilitating in the future? Heck about the only day I didn't feel it was on TASER qual day. In fact on that day, no pain at all



With that type of injury he is likely going to be dealing with that pain when he hits is mid thirties anyway, no matter what job he chooses.


Have ASP will travel.

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At 17 years of age, you have lots of time and should put this on ice for a few years. Call them and axe.

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ajsdaddyCCSO says ...



I don't see this as a disqualifier HOWEVER, take it from someone who knows about ankle pain, you WILL feel it. You will feel it when you run, you will feel it when you walk, you will definitely feel it when it gets cold. How bad do you really want it? Bad enough to battle through the pain? Bad enough to know that it could become debilitating in the future? Heck about the only day I didn't feel it was on TASER qual day. In fact on that day, no pain at all



With that type of injury he is likely going to be dealing with that pain when he hits is mid thirties anyway, no matter what job he chooses.



Yup I concur. My prescription would be daily TASER treatments.


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I don't see this as a disqualifier HOWEVER, take it from someone who knows about ankle pain, you WILL feel it. You will feel it when you run, you will feel it when you walk, you will definitely feel it when it gets cold. How bad do you really want it? Bad enough to battle through the pain? Bad enough to know that it could become debilitating in the future? Heck about the only day I didn't feel it was on TASER qual day. In fact on that day, no pain at all



You forgot about the details where all you will be doing for hours is just standing.

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ajsdaddyCCSO says ...



I don't see this as a disqualifier HOWEVER, take it from someone who knows about ankle pain, you WILL feel it. You will feel it when you run, you will feel it when you walk, you will definitely feel it when it gets cold. How bad do you really want it? Bad enough to battle through the pain? Bad enough to know that it could become debilitating in the future? Heck about the only day I didn't feel it was on TASER qual day. In fact on that day, no pain at all



You forgot about the details where all you will be doing for hours is just standing.



Ah yea details, details. Of course we forgot to mention the 30 pounds of extra weight you will be carrying around as well in regular uniform or the up to 60 pounds of extra gear if you gear up for SRT. Or maybe the extra 200-300 pounds you will have to pick up if you have to carry someone. Of course there is something to be said for adrenaline, that generally puts pain out of the mind.


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ajsdaddyCCSO says ...



SkoolCop says ...



ajsdaddyCCSO says ...



I don't see this as a disqualifier HOWEVER, take it from someone who knows about ankle pain, you WILL feel it. You will feel it when you run, you will feel it when you walk, you will definitely feel it when it gets cold. How bad do you really want it? Bad enough to battle through the pain? Bad enough to know that it could become debilitating in the future? Heck about the only day I didn't feel it was on TASER qual day. In fact on that day, no pain at all



You forgot about the details where all you will be doing for hours is just standing.



Ah yea details, details. Of course we forgot to mention the 30 pounds of extra weight you will be carrying around as well in regular uniform or the up to 60 pounds of extra gear if you gear up for SRT. Or maybe the extra 200-300 pounds you will have to pick up if you have to carry someone. Of course there is something to be said for adrenaline, that generally puts pain out of the mind.



No pain on TASER qual day sounds like support of Electroshock Therapy.  What-ever works, right?

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When I was applying I remember seeing what was necessary to qualify.  There were standards for seeing, general calisthenics and other things. . . .but I don't remember that having all of your fingers, toes or cartilage were a part of the requirements.  HOWEVER. . . .remember what was said before. . . .look at the requirements of the job and see if you can perform them with or without the pain.  Standing for a long time in formation or in a court room.  Sitting in a vehicle for an extended period of time.  Running through yards, over fences and the like.  Your entire career will be filled with many variations of physical and sedentary life. . . . .can you put up with the problems your ankles have the potential of creating for you as you grow older?


My academy's schedule was every morning up at 5:15am and ready to PT at 5:30am for 1 1/2 hours.  In the afternoon there was some form of physical training also whether it was swimming or defensive tactics if not something else like boxing or some other form of punishment. . . .oops, I mean training that they could come up with.  How long is the academy for where you are going to be going and can you endure the physicalness of that for what 20 or so weeks?  If you can, then you have a fairly decent chance of getting through your career. . . .assuming you don't damage it, or anything else beyond repair along the way.


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or some other form of punishment. . . .


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Kfovel21 says ...



 Hi i am 17 years old and i am planing on going to college in the fall of 2013 to become a ny state trooper.  I was involved in a bad motocross accident and i ended up shattering my ankle. I now have missing cartilage 3 plates and 13 screws. I was wondering if there are any disqualifications for this because i know i wouldnt be able to join the military with missing cartilage . Please help!!



Well.... Never say "Never" if you want it bad enough...................


When I got to Basic Training at Fort Dix, New Jersey (1976) ..... I wondered "What's up with my Drill Sgt?"


To make a long story, short.......He had got blown up in 'Nam and lost the use of one arm.  US Army healed him up and discharged him. He wasn't having any of that civilian stuff.... and so he worked out and worked out some more ..... and then, reenlisted and passed ALL the entry requirements (again) and a whole 2nd round of basic training to come back in. (Once back in....they gave him back his rank/ E-6, but only after 2nd round of basic)


He was so happy to be back.... that the other Drill Sgts had a hard time keeping up with him (even with just one good arm).


Perception and Motivation.


If your repaired ankle works and you can keep up with the others.... Give it a try..... 


Best of luck in whatever you decide.


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