LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Trinity wide receiver James Quick is most likely out for the remainder of the playoffs after suffering broken ribs in Friday nights 15-14 win over St. X.
"He is out with fractured ribs right now, he's pretty sore," Trinity head coach Bob Beatty said. "Hopefully he'll get healed up and I doubt if we'll have him the rest of the year, but it's kind of a day-to-day thing and we'll just have to see how he heals."
The senior was injured on the Rocks third play from scrimmage after a collision with St. X defensive back Garrett Stephens. Quick was on the field for a few minutes, walked off under his own power, and then after being examined on the sidelines, was taken off on a stretcher.
"It hurts me a lot, it hurts the team a lot, as it would hurt any other team, really, he's our best player on offense, well best receiver if you look at his career for the past four years, so yeah, he's done a lot for us in this program for the last four years," Rocks quarterback Travis Wright said. "Are we going to miss him? Yeah, sure we're going to miss him, we're going to have to find the next guy to step up and take his spot and execute the way that Trinity players know how to and just make stuff happen.
Trinity (12-1) hosts Scott County (12-1) in a state semifinal on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at Marshall Stadium. The Rocks beat the Cardinals 62-21 in the 2011 6A state championship game.
"We're all praying for him, he's one of our brothers, personally, I mean, I love the guy to death, going to be praying for him and hoping he gets a speedy recovery, and we're going to try and win the state championship for him," Wright added.
Trinity will continue it's tradition of practicing on Thanksgiving Day.
"It's the 12th year out of the last 13 and it's supposed to be great weather and we're looking forward to it," Beatty said. "We feel very fortunate to be practicing again on those days, and again, we earned that win. It didn't happen by luck, I'm very, very proud of our football team and I'm really, really thankful that we're practicing on Thanksgiving."
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