Richard Stockton College Athletic Training

Smith Sprains Ankle
 (Information provided by Jon Heck, MS, ATC, Coordinator of Athletic Training)

Tracy Smith Background: Tracy  is a captain for the women's volleyball team and  senior middle hitter.  She was named the NJAC Conferenc Player of the Week and a member of the All Tournament Team at the Gettysburg Battlefield Classic already in 2000.  She has racked up a .510 hitting percentage so far this year.  Tracy was also a member of the 1999 NJAC All-Conference Team.  Her home town is Mahwah NJ, and she went to Mahwah  high school.

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10/16/00- Smith's Return Complete
Tracy has made a full and non-problematic return to volleyaball. She has played in every game and every practice since her injury. She does still have some inflammation in her ankle but her range of motion and strength are normal. She will continue to come in for rehab 3 days per week and will have her ankle taped for the remainder of the season.
9/22/00- Smith Injures Ankle
Tracy Smith injured her ankle during the volleyball tournament on Saturday 9/16/00. She was assessed by the athletic training staff and allowed to return to the match after she was taped.  She participated the remaineder of the day without incident.  However, on Monday she had developed a good amount of inflammation and was held out of practice.  She began multiple rehabilitation sessions on Monday and Tuesday.  On Tuesday evening she passed a functional test and participated in the conference match against Kean University with her ankle taped.  Tracy went on to lead the team in a win over Kean in 5 games, accumulating 17 Kills.  She will continue rehabilitation focusing on strength and proprioception over the next 2-3 weeks.  This was Tracy's first injury at Stockton in 4 years.
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