September 24, 2011 |
This was not the senior football season that Shawnee offensive lineman Tom Smith had in mind, especially after such a successful junior year. The 6-foot-4, 257-pound Smith was a first-team all-conference choice as a junior. During the summer and into preseason camp, he was limited by a sore back. Smith finally got it examined the first week of September and was told he had a stress fracture. Doctors suggested he rest for two to three months. So while Smith isn't out for the season, there is no guarantee he will play this year, either.
February 25, 2003 |
It appears St. Joseph's will have to nurture Delonte West for the remainder of the season, hold its breath, and hope its leading scorer can maintain his outstanding level of play during the Hawks' drive toward March Madness. West, the 6-foot-3 sophomore guard who is averaging 19.2 points a game, learned yesterday that he has a stress fracture in the lower part of his right leg. The injury was confirmed when West had a magnetic-resonance-imaging test. After missing Saturday's 76-72 win over St. Bonaventure, West returned to action last night against La Salle at the Palestra.
July 12, 1996 |
Losing the Big Hurt is turning into a bigger loss than expected for the Chicago White Sox. The Sox, chasing Cleveland in the American League Central, learned yesterday first baseman Frank Thomas, the major league RBI leader (85), will miss at least three weeks. Tests revealed Thomas, one of baseball's most durable players, has a stress fracture of the long bone of his left foot from the ankle to the toe. The two-time Most Valuable Player, in so much pain he couldn't compete in the home run contest or the All-Star Game in Philadelphia, was placed on the 15-day disabled list - his first trip to the DL since entering the league in 1990.
February 24, 1992 |
Phoenixville's Stacy Robinson had been waiting, and not very patiently, for this to happen. "My coach (Jack Kraynak) kept telling me that one of these days I would surprise myself and run a good race," said Robinson, who has been slowly rounding into shape after suffering a stress fracture in her shin in the fall. On Friday night at the girls' indoor track Meet of Champions at Lehigh, Robinson's wait was over. She ran well from start to finish and won the 1,000- yard race in 2 minutes, 38.58 seconds.
November 17, 2004 |
Saint Joseph's junior forward Dave Mallon will be sidelined for at least 2 weeks with a stress fracture in the second metatarsal of his right foot, the school announced yesterday. Last season, Mallon had a stress fracture in the third metatarsal of the same foot, which caused him to miss the first seven games of the season. Mallon will be re-evaluated by doctors after 2 weeks to determine his return to practice. The Hawks open at Kansas on Nov. 23 and host Davidson at the Palestra on Nov. 27. St. Joe's also announced the signings of three players - wing Edwin Lashley and forwards Alvin Mofunanya and Ahmad Nivins - to national letters of intent.
November 6, 2003 |
Villanova forward Jason Fraser will be sidelined indefinitely with a stress fracture in his left heel, the basketball team said yesterday. "We'll reevaluate it in three weeks to see if it's healed or on the mend, and then we'll make a decision on what comes next," Wildcats coach Jay Wright said. With four players due to serve suspensions of varying lengths at the beginning of the season - they were among a group of players who violated an NCAA rule involving the use of phone cards - Fraser's loss will further hinder Villanova as it navigates its early-season schedule.
November 5, 1998 |
With jagged steps, her shoulders hung high atop crutches, Thais Serrano moved through the hallways of Central High yesterday. She hurt every time her weight shifted to her upper right leg, where a stress fracture was crawling through her femur. And she was aching because she won't be able to run and feel the wind brush her auburn hair for eight weeks. "But I'm OK. I'm OK," she told her cross-country teammates yesterday, with a heroine's grimace. Only a day before, Serrano ran through injury, set a school record, finished second in the Public League cross-country championships and led Central to its first girls' title in the sport.
January 30, 1995 |
Villanova point guard Jonathan Haynes, on crutches for the second time this season, talked with Alvin Williams on Saturday night, trying to prepare the sophomore to take over his job. "I told him, 'You've got to step up; it's your team now,' " Haynes said yesterday. Haynes will learn more today about the aggravated stress fracture in his right foot, which started to bother him in the preseason. He reinjured the foot in the first half of Saturday's 88-67 victory over Providence at duPont Pavilion.
September 29, 1999 |
Council Rock's Stacey Johnson has braved a hurricane and disregarded a stress fracture in the pursuit of her athletic dreams. As rain generated by Hurricane Floyd pounded Newtown on the morning of Sept. 16, Johnson and her parents, Ed and Sue, packed their Chevrolet van and drove 712 miles to Columbia, S.C. They didn't want to break their appointment to tour the University of South Carolina, one of two schools besides Penn State offering the 5-foot-10, 180-pound athlete a four-year scholarship to play softball.
December 11, 1996 |
Egg Harbor Township graduate Jen MacNeill has sat out the first five games this season for the Drexel University women's basketball team, and coach Kevin Murphy can't wait to get her back in the lineup. MacNeill, a senior forward who was a preseason first-team selection in the America East Conference (formerly the North Atlantic Conference), has a stress fracture in her right leg. "We really miss her court presence," said Murphy, who hopes to have MacNeill back when the Navy Classic is held Dec. 20-21 in Annapolis, Md. "We just miss having someone on the court who has been there, done that.