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Published: Wednesday, Aug. 6 2014 6:50 p.m. MDT

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Sports Nutz
Smithfield, UT

As a USU fan it's tough to ever root for anyone at byu, but having had similar neck problems I am wishing the best for Nick. Hopefully, he will have a long basketball career. Good luck Nick.

Spanish Fork, UT

That's sad and tough. Thank you, Elder, for your service. You blessed people's lives. Best wishes in your recovery.

Captain L
Provo, UT

I hope he can have surgery and recuperate quickly, does any one know anything about this condition and the prognosis??

Lindon, UT

Sorry to hear about the medical issue for Nick. I'm sure he blessed many lives in the year he served. Good job, Elder!!
I am curious how this will be handled as far as basketball goes. Will he have to use a red shirt year should he enroll in school? Will the treatments/surgery allow him to attend school? I would imagine it would not allow him to play ball. Whatever those details are, good luck to him in getting it taken care of and completely healed.


Seems like the first question that would have been addressed is what BYU fans are thinking - can he still play basketball with the condition or with whatever treatment it takes to resolve it if possible, therapy, surgery or what - and how long the recovery. Or am I ahead of the game? Can't help but think about this though, and hope for his complete recovery. Stuff happens, even on missions. I had a son come home early with undiagnosed depression and bi-polar, a pre-mission condition but not evident until the stresses of missionary work and language learning and which is harder to take care of, as a mental health condition, not physical like Nick's. How soon can this question be addressed about Nick at this time, or how much time will it take, how much medical attention, to talk about future prospects?

Kearns, UT

Fix him up and send him back out to complete his mission.

Provo, UT

I'm hearing of a lot of missionaries coming home early these days. Some for medical reasons, but many for other reasons. I wonder why?

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

@Flashback & southmtnman - REally? Why don't you tell President Thomas S. Monson, what was his excuse for not going? What I am saying, it is non of our business. All I can say to Elder Nick Emery for a quick recovery and good luck what you do.

JD Books
Sulphurdale, UT

The church is seeing more and more come home now due to the fact that at 18 many are not emotionally ready to deal with the stress and rigors of serving.

Las Vegas, NV

Here's to a successful and compete recovery for Nick.

Sports Are Great
Salt Lake City, UT

Sports nuts, funny you have such strong feelings against BYU. I hardly ever cheer against Utah state. I don't remember much talk of usu ever while I was at byu. I still don't hear much about them or talk about them with fellow byu fans. It's very much a one way obsession between usu and byu. We are your rival is that right?

Salt Lake City, UT

Best wishes for a complete recovery.

Thank you for your service.

Gilbert, AZ

JD Books may have a point, but the reality is there is no reason an 18 year-old cannot handle the stress and rigors of mission life. Sadly, in my profession, teaching at a college for more than 20 years, there has been a very noticeable change in students, especially in just the past 10 years. Much of the blame, IMHO, goes to parents who have no expectations for their children to do work around the home (or elsewhere). In addition, many of these kids have never had to share a bedroom or bathroom with a sibling, let alone another person.

For the record, I realize this story is about an entirely different issue than what I am talking about.

Salt Lake City, UT

I have experience with this disorder. I hope he doesn't need surgery, but he may - better to deal with it now.

Chandler, AZ

@Sports Nutz
USU fans never root for BYU? Weird. A lot of us BYU fans root for you guys all the time. On that note, best of luck to Chuckie this year!

Sports Nutz
Smithfield, UT

JP you should really pay attention to what is written. I didn't say USU fans never root for byu. It's tough for me to root for them!

Sports are fun, I have no idea who byu fans talk about and really don't care. I also have no idea who the players from any school consider rivals and once again don't care. byu is not a team that I care to see win in any sport, anytime. It's just my opinion and has nothing to do with wishing Nick the best. That's just wanting a kid to enjoy his life and be healthy and happy regardless of where he goes to school.

Sports Are Great
Salt Lake City, UT

Sports Nutz, I'm just pointing out its interesting you say "As a USU fan its tough to ever root for anyone at BYU" which clearly implies your affiliation with USU is what causes you to dislike byu so much. I've noticed many other aggies feel the same. I'm also just pointing out its interesting that BYU fans rarely think of the aggies or care much about them. In fact I'd say 90% of BYU fans I know support USU, if/when we ever care to watch their games. Its just funny how one sided the relationship is. You guys clearly look up to BYU with disdain. We rarely if ever give much though to USU at all.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Best of luck on a speedy recover Nick. Take care of your health issues and the rest of life will fall into place in its own due time.

Sports Nutz
Smithfield, UT

Actually I look down at byu with disdain. I am speaking for myself, not any other Aggie. You on the other hand saying "we" when speaking about byu (as if you are a part of their team/teams)and actually believing that "you" speak for all of byu, is quite funny. GO AGGIES!

Sports Are Great
Salt Lake City, UT

Sports Nuts - swing and a miss! Yes, I said "we" lets go back and read the sentence.

"In fact I'd say 90% of BYU fans I know support USU, if/when we ever care to watch their games" As 99% of the population would see, the "we" clearly refers myself and other fans - no comment whatsoever insinuating I am part of the team. Swing and a miss again! Keep looking at BYU though, since no one's ever looking your guys way.

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