The player took a diving shot at an opposing player’s knees, which resulted in a reported torn MCL injury, according to The Big Lead. As the clip circulated on social media, many called this a disgusting act and terrible cheap shot at an opponent.
Dirty Cheap Shot Ends Player’s Season
Forest Hills Central doesn’t have a roster posted on its website, so the player who landed the hit remains unidentified. However, through a Twitter search, The Big Lead confirmed that the victim of the incident was Chuckie Anthony, a senior lineman prospect and team captain from Mona Shores High School.
Matt Koziak, the coach of Mona Shores, told MLive.com he was heartbroken over the intentional injury.
“My initial feelings are it’s awful. I don’t know how else to put it,” Koziak said. “To have any kid, Chuckie is one of our senior captains, just a great kid. You don’t want that to happen to any kid, especially the way that it happened. Injuries are a part of the game, but when it’s intentional, it puts a bad light on the game and tarnishes stuff a little bit.
“Obviously when it happens to one of your own kids, or any kid, but one of your own kids, their season is done at that point. He could not come back into the game and it just (stinks) for any player for that to happen.”
This is a perfect example of what not to do on the football field.
The good news is that Chuckie Anthony recovered from the knee injury. He went on to play for Wayne State University in Detroit. As for the other kid, hopefully he learned his lesson.
This post was originally published on November 5, 2017.