Friday, March 14, 2014

Gary Gumede out nine weeks due to a dislocated ankle

Gary Gumede out nine weeks due to a dislocated ankle

By Kobeni Yonomori
The Daily Magi
November 4, 2065

Mitakihara Magi halfback Gary Gumede, the offensive captain for the 2065 Magi football team, may have played his last game in a Magi uniform against the least likely of opponents in Akron. Gumede suffered a dislocated ankle and will be out nine weeks, which means he will be doubtful for the bowl game. Gumede ran for 1161 yards and 14 touchdowns while catches 22 passes for 436 yards and eight more scores.

The news comes a massive blow to the Magi's depth in terms of the national championship defense. The injury means that freshman Jonathan White Cross will see valuable playing time for the next two regular season games and the bowl game and sophomore Ryan Johnson will be the backup to Bruno Okuno.

"Gary was in tears when we told him that he most likely played his last game as a member of the Magi," Coach Kaname said. "The timing of the injury sucks to say the least. The fact that our captain went down against Akron, of all teams, is even more galling and its just of bad luck.

"To be honest with you, I don't understand why we are getting these injuries all of a sudden. We lost [cornerback] Howard [Skinner] for probably the rest of the year and now we lose Gary. We can't be losing more of these players as the season goes on because that means we have to play our younger guys and they might get ankle injuries.

"At this point in the season, we have to be healthy and we have be ready to take hits. Getting broken and dislocated ankles are signs that our players are not ready for what lies ahead. They have to stay healthy and fit. We're not going to tolerate any more of our players going down like this. It sucks for the player, it sucks for his teammates, it sucks for the fans, it sucks for the coaches, and it sucks for me because these players are an extension of me.

"We got a really tough opponent coming up this week in Texas A&M and we need to get strong and healthy. We cannot—I repeat—we cannot have anymore of my guys going to to injury. If you're not durable, if you're not strong, I don't want you playing for the Magi. This is a team of men that are supposed to be stronger than steel. Figuratively, of course. So, no more injuries, please. Two is too many."

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