The Rider Chronicle

From Sidelines to Headlines

Ward plays his first varsity football game after two years of recovery.

Victoria Hitchcock, Section Editor

November 29, 2017

After two years of watching from the sidelines, Colton Ward is finally getting his chance to be on the football field again. In August of 2015 Ward sustained a serious knee injury at freshman football practice that ultimately resulted in the amputation of his lower right leg. “Just to see all the...

Minutes Away From Losing His Leg

Back at school, freshman Colton Ward said his doctors told his family he was minutes away from losing his leg after he was hit during football practice before school started.

Cortney Wood and Sierra Hodges

November 2, 2015

Minutes away from losing his leg. Four hours without blood circulation. Three pops. That’s all he heard, and he knew something was wrong with his knee. It happened in a split second. One moment his mind was on his next move, the next two bodies pinned him to the ground and he heard three pops. He...

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