Working as an athletic trainer does come with its challenges. In addition to the long hours, Peterson shared some of the toughest things about his career as an AT. "Probably the greatest heartache comes from seeing an athlete I have come to love and respect have to deal with an unfortunate injury which will affect them for the rest of their life." Peterson adds that he has witnessed some "catastrophic and career-ending injuries and illnesses" in some of his athletes, which is trying. "Telling them that the best thing for them is not what they have worked so hard for is very difficult. However, working with them to overcome as best they can has been one of the most rewarding experiences as well," Peterson states.