Boys varsity goalkeeper out for injury


Senior Jared Ftizpatrick shows where he got injured

Kevin Juarez, Staff Writer

Senior Jared Fitzpatrick, who has been the boys varsity goalkeeper since his sophomore year, will not be able to play in his last year for a non sports-related injury.

Fitzpatrick has a non separated scaphoid fracture on his left arm. The scaphoid is the most commonly injured bone when it comes to the hand. He got injured on a snowboarding accident when he went to Mount Rose  in Reno during winter break to snowboard.

This injury will not allow him play soccer because Fitzpatrick’s position requires him to use his hands, but he is not able to do so because his left hand is in a cast until it heals.

“I hit an edge on my last run of the day which made me tumble down and at first I thought it wasn’t that bad but my wrist got really swollen,” said Fitzpatrick.

Fitzpatrick is a key player for the soccer team because he was one of the best goalkeepers the team had and the experience of playing in varsity for three years. Even though Fitzpatrick left a void at the goalkeeper position, the team was able to fill it with the promotion of sophomore Jacob Segal from junior varsity to varsity. Since Jared cannot play, but still wants to be on the team, he has now taken the role of boys varsity cinematographer, which lets him record all the teams games for reference for the team.

“It is sad to lose an impact player like Jared but we had a sophomore come up from jv and he has really stepped up,” said teammate and senior Jordan Kiss.

Although Fitzpatrick is expected to have a full recovery his doctor says he will not be able to play soccer for Carlmont for the rest of the regular season. Even though it is sure that Jared will miss all the regular season there is still a chance he can play in CCS if the team advances that far and if he is needed.

“I am supposed to go to the doctor again on Feb. 18 to get new x-rays, and then he will evaluate if I can maybe play in CCS,” said Fitzpatrick.

Now Jared just waits to see if the doctor gives him some  good news on his injury, with hopes to play a last game as a Scot.