Injury before fitness test

#1
I have my fitness test tomorrow but think I've damaged cartilage in my knee.
Just wondering if I cancel my test how long before I get scheduled another.
 
#2
Ring your AFCO now and ask their advice. No one on here will be able to tell you quick enough seen as time is of the essence.


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Ninja_Stoker

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#4
If you've damaged a cartilage and need corrective surgery, you'll need to attend a further medical examination, post surgery & rehabilitation. Generally, if surgery is required, it's a 12 month knock-back.

At the other end of the scale if you call your AFCO before the 28 days are up and just need the injury to recover without surgery, you can negotiate a realistic timescale to take the PJFT.

As stated, it's good to talk with your AFCO - It's amazing how many applicants make the call regarding injury on the day before the 28 days elapse.
 

Ninja_Stoker

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#6
What would happen if the 28 days had passed? It's just that I think this is a long term injury
As long as the AFCO are made aware before the initial 28 days have elapsed, it's not classed as a fail and it'll take as long as it takes to recover, without penalty.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
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#8
If you follow the AFCO link in my sig block, you can search for your AFCO under the
FIND YOUR NEAREST CAREERS OFFICE function & email them. Email is good - it proves you made contact on a given day.
 
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