Should I cancel my ADSC due to injury?

#1
Hi,
I have my Selection on the 15th this month, however after recent run, I tripped on a root and think I've picked up a minor sprain to my knee. The problem is I dont know if I should just rest now for the 11 days I have left and hope I dont lose to much fitness and worse that my injury doesn't come back during the 1.5 miler or just call my recruiter and get it moved to another date.

So I guess the main answers I want are:
A) How much fitness will I lose in 2 weeks of inactivity (I was running my 1.5 Miler @ 9.20 Minutes previously and have been told I want a minimum of 10.30 Minutes to get a good grade).
B) Does anyone know/have any experiance with posponing their ADSC so close to the date and the repercussions.

Thanks in advance.
 
#2
I'd say if your a fit lad in general, as in your not a lazy bast*rd 2 weeks off won't do you much harm but I would think if it is a minor sprain you should be fine in a week. just do slow steady running no intervals or anyting like that do that in a weeks time if you feel good go for it, if not there's nothing you can do about it you'll have to wait till your up to it.
 
#3
What you going for? the sad truth is unless your infantry and i'm fairly sure most (from what i've read) training slots have been filled up until march/april so i'd wait out on it and get back to full fitness. It's selection so they are on every week so pushing it back a month or until early Jan would be a better option than getting a crap score or even at worst your knee giving in on the grenade test, team tasks, pt or the run. As a note i sprained my knee 5 weeks ago and it's only just got back to normal running so i've gone from a 9.52 mile and a half to a 10:40 and i start phase 1 in a week.
 
#4
I'm going for the Royal Engineers, My job choice won't have any training spots available until april next year so you may have a point there. I've just spoke to my recruiter about it and he said that I'll likely get defferred medically because of it, which could be 3 Months+ doing a training prgramme to prove that it is stable. Which would be quite a setback as I'm so pumped to get to selection now :/

I think your right though, at the end of the day, providing I get a good grade when I do go to selection (even if its in 2-4 months time) I could still get in for April's intake, I guess?
 
#5
Just remember mate unless it's a significant injury avoid going to your GP about it. (S)he will note it down, it's made official & then the SMO will be very thorough with regards to the injury & generally err on the side of caution (deferral).

There's being honest & there's being discreet. We all get minor injuries developing our physical fitness that concern us at the time but if it's something a bit of RICE can remedy then don't divulge it.

As already mentioned if you're a physically fit lad that's been training consistently then 2 weeks is trivial. If your knee will allow it switch to another form of CV work in the meantime (swimming).
 
#6
I'm leaning towards postponing it. But it all depends on how long a deferral I could receieve for doing so, If I would get one at all. I won't be going to the doctor's about it, but have booked an appointment with a physio I know.

Does anyone know how long I could possible get deferred for changing the date due to injury? If at all?

Thanks for the great information so far guys.