Sean Jamieson was not seriously injured 3rd degree After that, the first — and certainly not the last — professional football player to have to practice and play with braces on both knees.
But since I majored in kinesiology (the scientific study of how the human body works) during college, Alouette's Veteran Center knows what to do after and during an injury. understands what is going on better than most people. I am in rehab.
"I don't go to my therapist and tell them what's going on with me," Jamieson said in an interview at the Olympic Stadium this week. “I let them do their jobs. } He has to get ready for practice 10 minutes early, has to keep his brace tight, but it doesn't restrict his movement on the field, as technology evolves and doesn't get in the way of equipment. Although gone, the Velcro still irritates the skin, Jamison admitted. , but Jamieson says he isn't worried about future quality of life.
"I'm not thinking about taking care of my body for the next 30 years," said Winnipeg, 28. said he was from "Of course I want to be able to walk when I'm 50. I don't want to be in a wheelchair, unable to walk, or need a cane when I'm young. I hope so.”
Jamieson missed three games this season with a medial collateral ligament injury in his right knee. Last season he fractured the top of his left knee and tore the meniscus in his right knee while in college. However, none of his injuries ended his season. Jamieson says such risks are territorial and won't change anything.
"I'm going to play until I'm told I can't even wear two knee braces so that I can go out and play. It's not a thing, it's not important, it's about building relationships and playing games that you like, if you don't like games, I think a lot of people won't play them.I play kids games as much as I can It's something special and no one can take it away from you."
Jamieson was a good student, somewhat naughty in class, but good in grades. , motor nerves were also excellent. He liked chemistry and was thinking of becoming a pharmacist. He was also the starting center for his high school basketball team. On the advice of a coach who regretted not leaving Winnipeg despite being mass-recruited from the University of Manitoba to play football, he decided to step outside his comfort zone and played for the Mustangs. I trekked to London, Ontario to play.
In 2014 and he was First Team All-Canadian in 2015, and in 2016 he was awarded his top lineman of the year by J.P. Metras. Became the first Western player to win the trophy in 20 years. in Ontario. He won another school award for making his greatest contribution to his intercollegiate athletics while at Western University.
Jamison, 6'7", 322 pounds, was selected by Al's in the third round of 2016 (where he was 20th overall) and returned to school after spending nine weeks on the practice roster. It's his final year of school. Qualification. He made his Montreal debut in August 2017 and was a guard before being converted to center early last season.
The Als had a terrifying first two of his seasons, winning eight combined, but reversed his fortunes in 2019, reaching the playoffs for the first time in four years. did. Last season, Montreal again qualified for his play in the postseason, but Jamison missed the playoff elimination at Hamilton through injury. The Als have struggled this season as well, going 2-6 after
lost to Winnipeg onThursday. It was a breeze or easy," Jamieson said. "It's hard to say that everything is fine. We have to get everything right, but we are running out of time to do it.
"The mindset that goes into week after year is , is to win the championship.There are a lot of moving parts that we can't control and it's not our job to ask or control.Our job is to go out and produce.This year , but we haven't always achieved it as much as we would have liked."
Jamieson had the opportunity to test free agency,but the organization that drafted him remains loyal to and has stated that he would like to be in Montreal when the organization emerges from the abyss.In the meantime, he has a master's degree in kinesiology and eventually wants to go to teachers' college and coaching. I think. Jamison remembers the many coaches who influenced his life and wants to give back.
"Seeing their potential when they don't know it exists. Please," he explained. "When you're a teenager, even the smallest things seem like the end of the world."
Als is not good enough — And they haven't bottomed out yet