This season has been hard pressed for the ENMU Men’s Soccer team. Although many are out for the season due to injuries, they remain strong. Head Coach Paul Tate has a challenging dilemma to face with so many upperclassmen hurt, but the freshmen have stepped up to more playing time.
During the pre-season, the team trained hard and with this came two major. There are approximately 10 people on the men’s soccer team that are injured this season, the injuries including concussions, sprained ankles, and dislocated shoulders. Physical conditioning is required in a college level sport, but often times the human body can only do so much. Physical exhaustion has drained the team’s energy and could possible lead to negative results.
“This season has raised levels of physical condition, [and] our bodies are on the line, but in return our schooling is paid for,” said Defender Osekthodeon Alli. Alli has suffered from a minor concussion injury that has disabled him from playing the rest of the season.
“This last week I played and after that game I wasn’t 100 percent, I talked to the coach and he told me to just take it easy and that my life is at stake,” said Alli. There are three weeks left in the season, and Alli will be not playing for the rest of the season
“The team is pretty crippled at the [moment], but the bright side to this injury crisis is the freshmen have been stepping up to the plate,” said Alli.