It's a heartbreaking thing when any athlete gets hurt on the field but watching the same player go down twice in two seasons is downright cruel. That is what has happened to LBJ's quarterback Erick Garay. Late in the second quarter of the wolves loss to Gregory-Portland, the QB was taken down and he immediately grabbed for his left knee. Today head coach Oscar Villasenor confirmed Garay tore his ACL and meniscus in that knee, and will be out for the season. The senior suffered a similar injury last year to his right knee in a game against United. The Wolves say it will be tough but they have to move on without one of their key senior leaders.
"We've got each others back and we are going to keep working hard, whether we have Erick or not. I need to take charge of the leadership and be a better example." (Tony Luna, Wolves linebacker)
"He's meant a lot to us the last few years and yes it hurts but we learn to overcome adversity. We lost him last year as you know and i think it helped us cope with it this year." (Randy Bermea, Wolves defensive coordinator)
LBJ won't have much time to think about the injury as they are right back on the field tomorrow night against a good Roma team. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 pm at the SAC.