Washington's McKenzie injured in victory
TribLIVE Sports Videos
Washington running back Shai McKenzie was carried off the field in the first half of a game against Charleroi on Friday with what appeared to be a sprained knee.
“He made a cut and just fell,” Shai's father, Sean McKenzie, said. “His knee popped to the side. We thought it was serious, but as of now no major surgery is needed.”
Shai McKenzie led the WPIAL with 2,689 yards and 41 touchdowns a season ago and is considered by many recruiting services to be the top-ranked running back in the state. Currently McKenzie has 30 NCAA Division I scholarship offers.
On the three previous times McKenzie touched the ball against Charleroi, he scored touchdowns. He rushed for 166 yards in the 66-10 win.
Sean McKenzie said “it's a tremendous relief” that it's not a torn ACL and thinks his son could miss the next two games — against Yough and Jeannette, the latter being televised on Root.
“They said it was just a sprain,” Sean McKenzie said. “But we won't know for sure until we see an orthopedic surgeon this week.”
— Jason Mackey
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Pine-Richland hopes to avoid ‘drop off’ against State College
- South Fayette, Karns City set for rematch in PIAA quarterfinals
- Through the years: A look at final games of A-K Valley schools
- PIAA quarterfinalists Central Valley, Conneaut sharing success after mergers
- Pine-Richland tops defending champ Central Catholic to capture WPIAL title
- Clairton wins 11th WPIAL football championship
- Scoring record within reach for Clairton
- Franklin Regional’s WPIAL run stopped in quarterfinals
- WPIAL’s Top 10 football champions of all time
- From venues to playoff format, much has changed in 100 years of WPIAL championships
- Karns City, Chestnut Ridge set for 3rd straight PIAA football clash