Well, Tony Wroten had a stellar debut last week, with two interceptions and a TD catch, but also bruised his knee, causing him to miss Thursday’s game, which Garfield lost to Inglemoor. Here’s the Seattle Times’ coverage of the game and his injury.
Josh Smith had his debut on the football field last night, but it sounds like he saw very limited playing time and didn’t cause much fanfare either way. (Other than the Is he really going to jeopardize his NBA future? kind of fanfare…)
I’ve been somewhat quiet on this given my strong feelings. It’s because, frankly, none of “us” (fans, media, future college coaches, etc.) get a say. These kids want to play football, they have every right. All I can say is this: if it were me, even the smallest chance of an injury would keep me from suiting up, given all that I’d stand to lose.
That said, I wish these kids all the health and success in the world. These are their risks to take.