St. James RB injures leg

Murrells Inlet, SC - By Justin Felder - bio | email

MURRELLS INLET, SC (WMBF) – St. James High School got exactly what they didn't want out of their spring scrimmage: an injury.

On a long run at the beginning of the second half, rising-senior tailback Dashawn Cox went down awkwardly and injured his leg.

"That's just tough," said St. James head coach Billy Hurston. "One of our fastest kids, he's worked hard, came in from Georgia last year."

An athletic trainer said Cox broke the tibia and fibula in his right leg. His coach remains optimistic about his return.

"He'll be back in about 6 weeks," said Hurston. "Starting quarterback's already down, now our starting tailback. Maybe it's good it happened now and not later in the season."

St. James starting quarterback Chase Smith missed the spring game with a broken kneecap. He got that injury playing wiffleball.

The Blue Team beat the White Team 19-7 in the Sharks' scrimmage.

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