Injuries plague kodiaks

The top three sports injuries.

The top three sports injuries.

From learning to crawl and to walk, bumps and bruises often surround us.

It often carries on throughout our lives from freak accidents just simple injuries and pains from something such as paper.

Bumps and bruises and the walking wounded are often all parts of the athletic world.

From dislocated fingers to floor burn, these things happen without just cause.

In the volleyball world injuries are prevalent the Kodiaks are currently nursing some of these injuries.


Sara Gillis, a left side for the women’s team, had been struggling with a lingering knee injury and had to have surgery to correct the problem back in December.

Head coach for the women’s team, Anna Schwark, says the team is feeling a bit of the pressure with Gillis being out, as she (Gillis) is the fourth leading attacker for the team.

“Of course Sara played a huge role first semester. She was a go to left side, and a great teammate all season. So we’re definitely feeling some of the heat with her being out,” said Schwark.

Although Gillis isn’t sure when she’ll be back on the court, or if she will play, she’s excited about the rest of the semester, because of how close the team is this year.

“These girls are like my family, I spend most of my semester and school year with them, so it’s really nice to still be a part of that and go to their games and be a part of their lives and they’re still a part of mine,” said Gillis.

This isn’t the only injury daunting the Kodiaks this half of the season. Middle for the men’s team, Brett Synnott, is out with a foot injury basketball players often see rolled ankles and dislocated fingers.

Injuries won’t keep the Kodiaks down though, even when they’re feeling the heat.

From progressing from the beginning of the season, middle for the women’s team, Jailyn Bayle believes that they’ve learned what’s necessary to take on competitors.

“We’ve had a full semester to work on what we’ve needed to work on,” said Bayle.

Injuries won’t keep the Kodiaks back from achieving what they’ve worked towards this season.

Both basketball and volleyball teams are in action until the end of February.






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