a kid i coach got hit in the ear with an elbow during our match on saturday. he had slight hearing loss and went to the doctor yesterday to find out that his eardrum is slightly ruptured. the doctor recommended that he not continue to play, but the doc didn't tell him what the risks were if he did choose to keep playing. we have 3 matches left in our regular season and then our conference tournament coming up in 2 weeks. anyone had this injury or can someone offer actual sports medicine advice? he didn't see a sports medicine doctor, just a GP so we're looking for someone with specific sports medicine knowledge to tell us what the risk would be by continuing to play. thanks in advance for the advice.