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As Payson High School’s athletic trainer, Ryan Howard’s duties include diagnosing, treating and counseling student-athletes, as well as advising coaches.

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Ryan Howard’s immediate responsibility was to diagnosis and treat the football player’s injured knee. But he faced an even tougher challenge in convincing the anxious young player, only a sophomore, that he could not return to the state championship game and risk further injury.


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