|A possible dislocated ankle for BC High running back Preston Cooper could shelve him for the season. (Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff)|
BC High's Cooper suffers an ankle injury
BC High suffered another tough loss yesterday when star running back Preston Cooper went down with an apparent dislocated left ankle in the second half of the Eagles’ 35-21 loss to Everett at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
“Early indication is a dislocated ankle, so we’ll find out shortly what’s up with Preston,’’ said BC High coach Jon Bartlett.
Cooper, who entered the game with 14 touchdowns this season - second in Division 1 - was taken off the field by ambulance after being tackled by a swarm of Everett defenders near midfield with 1:03 remaining in the third quarter.
He had already amassed 161 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries.
“It’s a tough loss,’’ Bartlett said. “Losing Preston, one of the top players in the state, if not the top running back in the state, losing him is tough. But, that being said, with the next guy in there we have to play the same way. Hopefully everything’s OK with him, it doesn’t look good but we’ll see.’’
If a dislocated ankle is confirmed, Cooper will be out for the the season.
“It’s unfortunate if that’s the case but like anything the next guy in line has to step up and fill the void,’’ Bartlett said.