I'd like to hear people's success stories; particularly those who had years of injury problems to finally overcome them and succeed. You don't need to have passed out yet, or even in training, but perhaps 6 months injury free? Personally, I've had years of ankle injuries, and idiotically was reluctant to push my GP for Xrays/MRI's etc in the hope that it'd miraculously heal, and I'd be able to crack on. Several years later, I find myself in the same, if not worse state, and have just booked in an appointment to see the doc, and to get the ball rolling on finally getting it sorted out properly. A friend of mine had a horrible time with his ankle around the same time my problems started, he got his sorted immediately, and is now a year back into football and is having absolutely no problems at all. It goes to show, no matter how much pain you're in, and if you think your future looks bleak with regards to sporting activity, modern medicine CAN treat some not very pleasant problems. It's so frustrating, if I'd done this straight away, and surgery (or whatever treatment I will receive) worked, I'd most likely be well on my way through the selection process (if not already in training, or even passed out!). Lads, if you have a problem, MAKE SURE YOU GO TO THE DOCTORS! Forget all this ''I don't want it on my medical records'', just go and get whatever's wrong sorted. If you leave or train on an existing injury, it will get worse. Rest and get it sorted before re-starting training. If it slows down your application, so what? It's better than never having the chance. All the best, and may you live long and prosper.