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Brett Inohara sidelined eight weeks with broken fibula

Brett Inohara sidelined eight weeks with broken fibula

By Carol Craftman
The Spirit News
September 14, 2076

Ahead of this week's Homecoming Game between the Leafa College Spirit and Air Force Falcons, a source for the Spirit News has confirmed that halfback Brett Inohara suffered a broken fibula in the Spirit's 125-42 rout of the Michigan Wolverines last weekend at Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. The injury means that Inohara may not be available until the conference championship game, and that is only if he is at least probable to play. It also means that Leafa are now only three-deep at the halfback position and Jack Fukushina, a true freshman, moves up to the starting tailback slot.

"We now have three freshman halfbacks who are healthy to play and we can't afford to have any more injuries, especially with the short list we have to work with," said Spirit Gridiron head coach Dan Harding. "I tell the players that they need to take care of their bodies and not put themselves into a situation where they can't contribute to the team. At one time, we had 70 players on the list. Now we are down to 50 and everyone is now on notice with this injury.

"Jack's been working real hard for this opportunity to be a leader and a go-getter for the Spirit and is being rewarded for his commitment, albeit at the expense of one of the unwanted collateral mystiques of the game claiming Brett. I told Brett, 'Get on with your studies, pass your courses, train your upper body. Don't lose heart, hope or faith. When you are healthy, we'll slide you back up to the starting spot but keep the faith."

Leafa host the Air Force Falcons in Homecoming 2076: Celebrating The American Tricentennial. The match is scheduled for September 19, 2076 and will be broadcast by 5AO and 5AO Leafa Sports Radio Network, One and globally on One World Sports.