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10/13/2016 0 Comments
(AWARD WINNING ARTICLE)
Hopes are high with two minutes left in the fourth quarter of the Borah versus Columbia game. Sophomore Ndayiragije Innocent goes in for a tackle while playing defense.
“In this play, (sophomore) Jackson (Cole) and I jump back six to ten 6-10 yards and we try to break their (Columbia’s) route,” Innocent said.
After making the tackle, he said he felt pure pain in his right leg. He tried to walk it off at first, and then he started hopping until Coach Jason Burton told him to get down. (Sophomore) Jacob Batubenga was also on field at the time.
He said, “One minute he was in the air, the next he was on the ground.”
The full diagnosis for his leg was a clean break in his tibia. After his five-hour Emergency Room visit, he was put into a wheelchair in which he will most likely remain until October.
Senior Tanner Chapman and the rest of the football team were scrimmaging against Bishop Kelly in the mid-July. In the midst of diving and doing whatever he was doing, he slipped and landed on his shoulder.
“As soon as I hit the ground I knew something was wrong,” Tanner said. “It swelled up pretty bad, but the picture was cool.”
Diagnosis was a clean break in his left collarbone. He was cleared not too long after and got right back on the field to assume position as cornerback and safety for the varsity football team.
Sophomore Sam Caldwell has been playing football since the eighth grade. Never has he ever been pulled from a game for an injury quite like his.
Caldwell was pumped and waiting for the game against Capital. Only minutes into the first game of the season, he was blocking for the running back, Innocent. When the Capital player that was after Innocent rolled over, he hit the outside of Caldwell’s ’s knee -- resulting in his knee bending inward.
The full diagnosis was a strain in one of his ligaments (MCL), and he almost strained his ACL. He has been in a brace since and shall remain until October. Caldwell said he does not plan to play anymore football this season, so he can play winter basketball.