Sunday, June 26, 2011
FitzSimons Injured at USA Junior Championships
Villanova's freshman 800 meter ace Chris FitzSimons entered this weekend's USA Junior championships in Eugene as one of the favorites in the 800 meters. He was last year's 3rd place finisher and both men who came home in front of him in 2010 (Casimir Loxsom of Penn State and Robbie Andrews of Virginia) had "graduated" out of Juniors to the Senior rank. Unfortunately for FitzSimons, he was injured -- and based on the video very painfully so -- in the midst of his 800 preliminary race. The initial diagnosis is that Chris has suffered a hernia. No word yet on the necessity of surgery or the rehabilitation timeline. Stay tuned for updates.