In sports, injuries can happen at the most inopportune of times.
Injuries can be sudden and painful, and for some, injuries can end a person’s time in any sport.
Imagine you’re a senior in high school. You’re a two-sport star in football and baseball. You’re one of the leaders both on and off the field.
Then, suddenly, and without notice, your playing days could be numbered. Back in September, Judd Roberts, a Banks County senior, experienced first-hand how terrifying of an experience this can be.
Roberts suffered a torn ACL, MCL, sprained his PCL and tore his knee cap on both sides in his right knee at the end of a Leopards’ football game. His football season was over, but it also put baseball season in doubt.
“It was terrible because it’s my senior year,” Roberts explained. “I (had) a big role on the football team. I started on both sides of the ball.
“It was terrible. It was the worst thing that could possibly happen that I could think of on the field. Of course, as soon as it happened I thought of baseball.”
Baseball is what Roberts wants to play in college, that dream is still alive. In some ways, the dream may be even brighter as five months removed from the gruesome injury, Roberts made his 2017 baseball debut against the Commerce Tigers on Feb. 24.
See more on this story in the March 8 edition of the Banks County News.