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Help In Healing

Orthopedic surgeons address concerns with bones, joints and muscles.

Inside Fox Valley Orthopedics. (Jeff Krage)

It was late October when Gabbie Cesarone was playing in a soccer game and went into a tackle against another girl.

The 12-year-old’s opponent got to the ball first, and the follow-through of the girl’s kick caught Cesarone on the wrist.

“It was like a tingling sensation almost, and I knew right away something happened,” she says. So did her mother, Jonalee, who lives near St. Charles.

“Gabbie immediately threw her hand up and started running to the sideline,” Jonalee Cesarone says. “I knew something was wrong, because that child never raises her hand to come out.

“I’m a nurse … I knew it was probably serious.”

It was pretty serious — a broken wrist — and it couldn’t have come at a worse time.

Cesarone, a seventh-grader at Thompson Middle School in St. Charles, had a college showcase soccer tournament scheduled during the Thanksgiving holiday in Orlando, Fla.

The possibility of having to sit out was traumatic for her daughter, Jonalee Cesarone says, noting that the tournament was very competitive and didn’t take place every year.

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