Sporting careers put on the line
Injury is every athlete’s dread – the instant hard-fought careers plunge from glory to gut-wrenching disaster. From the moment of damage, a small army of doctors, physios, surgeons, coaches and support teams swings into action. Damage Control follows the extraordinary real-life drama of trauma, surgery, rehab and, for the lucky ones, return to glory. Every damaged athlete has a personal story – the shock of injury, the brutality of surgery, the burden of rehab and the emotional return to doing what they live for: playing elite competitive sport. Damage Control features top-line athletes in Australian Rules football, Rugby League, surfing, SuperX motorcycles and soccer. Privileged behind-the-scenes access takes you where few others have ventured: intimate moments when careers are on the line, anguish when an athlete’s highly-tuned body becomes their enemy and delight when months of hard work are rewarded with the glory of winning again.