Archive for Wednesday, August 27, 2003

THS football player avoids major injury

August 27, 2003

Matt Madeira was in plenty of pain Monday night during football practice, but didn't break a bone, as his coaches had feared.

Coach Mark Elston said doctors informed Madeira that he suffered a deep bone bruise in his left leg, not a broken leg.

"We were all pretty concerned and worried, but we got blessed on that one anyway," Elston said. "Matt's a tough kid. He was rolling on the ground pretty good so we were expecting a lot worse news than we got."

Elston said he thought the senior possibly had broken a tibia or fibula bone. The tibia is the shin bone, while the fibula is the lower leg bone.

Elston is unsure when Madeira will return to action with the Chieftains.

"It's just purely speculation that he's going to miss a couple weeks," Elston said.

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