Thank you very much. This thought has crossed my daughter's mind as well. Her goal is D-PT which requires 7 years of school. She loves her field, but realizes that the course load will become aggressive at some point. She hopes to continue playing, but like your daughter, playing in pain has become too much for her. Only time will tell if she continues or not. Best wishes to your daughter. Yes, it is definitely a tough decision, but it sounds like she has her priorities right. That's great for her.Sorry to hear about your DD's shoulder injury...
My daughter (pitcher/1B) just hung up her college cleats this spring due to chronic pain in her elbow.
We tried everything to help her elbow... w/o success
Trying to play in pain for the past 2 years... she wanted to move on and focus only on school...
It was a tough decision.
However... she has been accepted into a local college's Nursing Program - another "life adventure" has begun!
@FP26 We are praying for a successful surgery and speedy recovery for your DD.