“MINOR SETBACK, MAJOR COMEBACK”…A Matter of Positive Attitude!

Posted: November 21, 2015 in AVC Men's Basketball, AVC Men's BB 2015-16, D-2, Injury

Tim Gilmore1Its pretty clear why Tim Gilmore, 6’3”, 200 shooting guard will be successful in life.  I received a note  from Tim yesterday from Texas A&M International in Laredo Texas where he is studying on a full ride scholarship.  Here is the gist of his note.

Hi Mel;

Recently I fractured the base of my 5th metatarsal during a night practice we had about a week and a half ago.  Its been diagnosed as a "Jones fracture" , so i will be flying home soon to schedule my surgery.

It’s said that the recovery will take about 4-6 weeks after the surgery so hopefully mid to late January I should be practicing and working out with the team. So ultimately I will have to medical red shirt, which i believe won’t do anything but benefit me in the long run! This will allow me to study the system, focus on my studies, and get in the weight room and get stronger, not to mention be the best teammate I can be.

Sounds like bad news i know, but I see it this way, I get my year back, and I’ll have 10 months after season to come back better and stronger, and a chance to have a great year!! MINOR SETBACK, MAJOR COMEBACK.

Over the years that AVC players have been receiving scholarships from Texas A and M International, they have been excellent in supporting their players both basketball-wise and academically.  Tim will be stopping in after surgery to say hello to the coaching staff/players. 

  1. hekler says:

    One of your best articles of the young season. TAMIU does a tremendous job supporting their student athletes and coach Weekly does a great job! Time to get on the Gilmore bandwagon…:)