You hate to see this happen to such a good kid, but the verdict is on on the knee injury to Trinity junior wing Zach Stevens. Zach has informed me that he has suffered a torn ACL, and will miss the rest of the season.
The injury was sustained on Tuesday night when the Pioneers played at Pinkerton. Stevens went to the basket and came down hard and awkwardly on the knee. It happened in the second quarter of the game, and Stevens did not return to the game.
This will greatly decrease Trinity's chances at a second straight Class L championship, since he is such a key member of the team. But more importantly, Zach is a nice young man, a very hard worker and he loves the game of basketball. So this is melancholic news to have to report.
"I have surgery in April and I can't play full basketball until next September" says Stevens.
Good luck to Zach with the surgery and rehab. Hopefully he returns next season at 100%. And in the meantime I'm sure his teammates will try extra hard to win the title for him.