Saturday was full of excitement for players all around Berks County, as they got to participate in their first scrimmages.
One of the most important things in scrimmages, possibly more than executing plays, is to simply stay healthy. Unfortunately for one Berks Catholic player, that was not the case.
Senior running back and defensive back Carsen Allen was dealt a devastating blow on Monday when he learned he had suffered a torn ACL during Saturday’s scrimmage versus Reading and William Allen.
The injury occurred while Allen and the Saints were on offense. Allen was particularly slow getting up after the play before collapsing and needing the aid of his teammates and coaches to get off the field.
“Well if everyone doesn’t know I did tear my acl. Its part of the game. No one ever said life was a walk in the park. [Football] will always be my #1” was the message Carsen posted from his Twitter account on Monday afternoon.
The injury bug has bitten the Saints pretty hard already this preseason. Carsen Allen joins fellow senior Nick Waligurski as the team’s victims of ACL tears. Both will miss their entire senior seasons.
Junior Matt Reinhart suffered an undisclosed injury last week and is also expected to miss significant time. The Saints are hoping to get Reinhart back when they begin conference play.
On the offensive side of the ball it appears, for now, that junior Pop Lacey will enter into the rotation of running backs with seniors Chris Warren and Cooper Kutz.