Not sure if I am posting this in the right section but seeing how I am in the corp then thought this might be this best place for it. Following a RTA it looks like I might have to be downgraded, due to lower back problem(trapped nerve). I have asked around a few different ppl and the general opinion sems to be that being downgraded should have no offical impedment on promotion prospects, but I know there is always a diffence between what should and what does happen. I am able to mantain fitness in the gym using cycle machines and some running depending on how it feels that day but the drama comes when any battle PT is scheduled or long runs on tarmac as this agrevates the injury no end. Being an old crafty (joined at 28 been in 2 years) I dont have the usual blag powers of others my age so this leaves me in a bit of doubt as to the best course of action. Physio has told me that it may be fine after 6 months but then it might be aggravated for the rest of my career and keep returning So do I (a) Take the downgrade route this early in my career ( yes i still want to do the 22 ) but look at slower or capped promotion. (b) Say fook it and buy shares in brofen and hope I can still walk in ten years. (c) Find a caring sharing PTI that will understand that I can pass BPFA but doing Battle PT and long runs ( Tabbing seems ok) is not good for me. Obviously having a family to suppourt I need to gain promotion as quickly as I can and anything that will harm prospects will leave me out of pocket. Civvy street is not an option as I have done that for 12 years and was the reason for joining up. Any advice will be recieved with thanks as I am feeling quite stressed about the whole situation at the moment and when asking NCO for advice I get the standard answer, either pishtaking or officially shouldnt matter.