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Linda Crum (@Lg_Crum) played volleyball at University of Iowa and coached at both Iowa State and Ohio State. After a stint as Colorado State University’s Student-Athlete Learning Center Coordinator, she became Positive Coaching Alliance's Chapter Executive Director in Colorado.

In this video, Crum takes a positive outlook on how players can still be effective when injured. Many of them do not feel they are making an impact or improving. But athletes can view their own rehabilitation process as their new role on a team. They can view recovery as a form of contribution, which of course incentivizes the effort to rehab. Injured athletes also can grow by learning and viewing the game from a different perspective on the sidelines. They can learn nuances they never knew before, and when they return from injury, they can put those new insights to work for benefit of themselves and teammates alike.