Sawyer recovering from knee injury
Published 7:34 pm Sunday, August 19, 2007
By By KEVIN TRAVIS, Sports Editor
Talk about playing through pain.
Washington Pam Pack coach Sport Sawyer suffered an injured knee during Friday night’s season opener, a 35-13 win over North Pitt. Though Sawyer was hurt early in the game, he stuck around to the end.
Washington’s fourth-year head coach was looking at a flag on the field when the incident occurred.
An initial diagnosis revealed a torn meniscus and a fracture by the kneecap. Sawyer will head to the doctor’s on Monday to determine what needs to be done, and when.
With Sawyer likely facing surgery, he’s not sure what approach he’ll take to coaching his team.
Speaking of good jobs, Travis Daniels certainly did that Friday night. The senior ran for 330 yards and four touchdowns in Washington’s victory.
The Pack (1-0) will play its home opener this Friday night as it takes on the Tarboro Vikings (0-1) at J.G. “Choppy” Wagner Stadium in the annual Victory Bell Bowl. Tarboro fell 41-12 to Nash Central on Friday night.
While resting on the couch, Sawyer plans to study up on the Vikings.
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