The Comeback: Michelangelo Ramirez
Friday night lights. A dream for many. A dream taken from Michelangelo Ramirez. During the last game of the 2020 season, Ramirez was hit with a late blow to the knee that would take him out of the game for the next two years. Michaelangelo explains his initial reaction to the injury: “I don’t know, I mean it was [all] so quickly.” His initial reaction to the injury was denial—denial of the pain and of ever playing again.
“Time moved slow, super slow.” Michelangelo wanted to be there for his team physically, not just mentally. He was sad that he would not be there to help and participate. He dedicated himself to his physical therapy in order to not only keep himself busy but also make a swift recovery in order to get back “better and stronger.”
When he could not do his part as quarterback physically, he made sure to still be active mentally with the team in order to stay caught up with everything that was going on. “I would do my part and review the film Coach posted.”