This post contains injury info on both football and basketball players.
Jonathan Baldwin, QB Alvirne - He suffered a concussion during the Broncos loss last weekend to Merrimack, and missed the entire game yesterday in their loss to BG. This Friday night Alvirne plays Timberlane. The winner gets the #4 seed in D-II, the loser has their season end. Baldwin is currently listed as questionable for that game.
Carson Cross, QB Exeter - The Exeter starting QB missed his third straight game last weekend vs. Dover. Sophomore Jamie Tymann has done a serviceable job in his absence. But if the Blue Hawks hope to beat BG this Saturday night, they'll need a healthy Cross. He has been out with mono, and the initial timetable was that he would only miss two games, so he's already past that point. With Exeter having the week off this past weekend, you figure he'll definitely be in the lineup for BG, right? I expect him in there, but one report I also heard was that there's a chance he might not come back at all for the rest of the season. That would surely be bad news for the Blue Hawks.
Steve Cuipa, QB Bishop Guertin - He retuned to the BG lineup yesterday in the Cardinals 48-0 victory over Alvirne. He had previously had his ribs injured in the Catholic Memorial game. He missed the second half of that game, and missed the entire Keene game last weekend. But it looks like he is fully recovered now and ready for the big game against Exeter Saturday night.
Justin Dube, RB Dover - After missing two games because of a concussion, Dube retuned to the Green Wave lineup against Exeter on Oct. 23, and also played yesterday vs. Keene. He answered any questions about his health by taking his first carry of the game against the Blue Hawks and running 65 yards from the Dover 20 to the Exeter 15 yard line. His return is also good news for the Dover basketball team, which he is a starting forward on. However, if Dube suffers one more concussion, he will not only be out for the rest of the football season, but he will miss the entire basketball season as well. Green Wave faithful, cross your fingers! Dover has now been eliminated from the D-II playoff picture, but it should be interesting to see if Dube plays in their Thanksgiving game against Portsmouth. I'm sure he would like to play, and hopefully end his high school football career with a win, but I don't think I would play and risk getting another concussion and miss the entire basketball season.
Eric Guinto, RB Pinkerton - Suffered a concussion, missed Pinkerton's game Friday night with Central, when the Astros lost to the Little Green 21-10. He is expected to miss one more game, in the regular season finale and is hoping to return for Pinkerton's semi-final playoff game in two weeks.
Kyle McAuliffe, RB Plymouth - Scary moment for Bobcat fans yesterday afternoon in my hometown of Kingston. McAuliffe suffered an injury to his right hand during Plymouth's 28-8 win over Sanborn. He had 3 carries for over 190 yards and 3 TD's before the injury. He did not play at all during the final three quarters, spending the remainder of the ballgame icing his hand. I was on the Plymouth sideline, and he couldn't even move his hand at all. But after the game Coach Lenahan told me that he was fine and should be ok to play next weekend.
Jesus Cortez, Forward Nashua South - Also not an injury note here, but Cortez has been suspended for 1 game following the altercation last week when the Purple Panthers played Merriamck in the Rivier Fall League. Cortez will have to sit out South's playoff game next weekend. If they win and advance, he will be allowed to play in the semi-finals and championship game in the Riv. League if they make it that far.
Travis Descoteaux, Guard Trinity - The Trinity freshman was out for about 2 months with a foot injury. But he returned to the court this weekend, playing with the Bishop Elite AAU team in their tournament at Merrimack College. He was moving a little slow on defense, but offensively he was the best player for the Bishop Elite 16U team, hitting outside shots, as well as taking the ball to the hoop effectively.
Justin Dube, Forward Dover- See above, under the football section of this post
Cormac Fitzpatrick, Guard Manchester Memorial - Missed his second straight week with a minor knee injury. I hear it's nothing serious, but it's still something to keep an eye on.
Adam Goodwin, Forward Oyster River - The forward who was a key player off the bench last year as a sophomore tore his ACL right before the Class I Tournament. According to Bobcats head coach Stuart Mitchell, he is expected to be fully recovered in time for the start of practices.
Alex LaRosa, Guard Salem - Has missed Salem's last two games in the Rivier Fall League due to a shoulder injury. From what I understand it is nothing serious, and he is expected back in the Blue Devil lineup next Sunday.
Sean Moyen, Forward Alvirne - He missed the second half of last season with a knee injury. He had surgery on knee, and has not played any ball over the spring, summer or fall. But he recently started running once again, which is of course a good sign.
Tucker Munroe, Forward Exeter - He hasn't been playing with the Blue Hawks at all during their games in the RAC Fall League. He told me last week that he had knee surgery a month ago to repair it, and hoped to return to the lineup this week for Exeter's game against Winnacunnet. He was nor present today, however. He did say that he played one-on-one with teammate James Holler last week, and that he expected a quick recovery following surgery because of pre-surgery physical therapy.
Kevin Rosenberg, Forward Nashua North - It had already been announced that due to his back injury, Rosenberg would miss the entire football season. The latest that I have heard on his status is that his recovery is going quicker than expected. He hopes to be back in time for the start of basketball practices, and if not shortly thereafter.
Isaiah Scurry, Center Manchester Memorial - Not really an injury update here, but Scurry did suit up for Memorial this afternoon for the first time since the BST regular season back in July. There were rumors that he might not be coming back to the team at all, so the fact that he played today is a good sign for Crusader fans.
Joe Stisser, Guard Manchester Central - The junior still has not retuned from the injury that kept him off the court all spring and summer.
Jim Tomaswick, Forward Alvirne - He had been one of the very few Alvirne regulars at the Rivier Fall League who had been playing, well, regularly. But today he fell on his ankle the wrong way in the Broncos' game against Salem. He didn't return to the game, instead icing his ankle down. Doesn't look to be too serious. He should be fine for when the team begins its official practices.
Analdo Vasquez, Guard Salem - Suffered a knee injury this afternoon in the Rivier Fall League. Had to be helped off the floor, and did not return to the game. The early word is that it's nothing too serious, he just tweaked it a little. But Salem fans have to be a little worried with both of their starting guards currently on the shelf.