Morgan Spitzer had plans for her senior basketball and softball seasons. Three knee surgeries later, she’s watching from the sidelines.
SPRINGFIELD — Morgan Spitzer has spent all of her senior basketball season on the bench, and she’ll spend her senior softball season in the dugout.
Spitzer’s not on the sidelines because of laziness or poor play; she led the Braves with 15 points per game as a sophomore and had close to a .500 on-base percentage last softball season. Spitzer’s not playing because her career has been cut off at the knees due to multiple injuries.
She tore the ACL in her right knee in 2012, which slashed her sophomore basketball season in half. Two surgeries allowed her to compete as a junior, but the need for a third one last November ended her high school career. [Read more…]