Neck injury to player stops Falcons-Panthers contest Annapolis' Stone is hurt

game to be replayed Friday

Field hockey

October 08, 1997|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,SUN STAFF

Last night's Severna Park-Annapolis field hockey match was postponed after Annapolis junior forward Caitlin Stone suffered a neck injury in the first half and was flown via helicopter to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center for precautionary measures.

"She was awake throughout and could feel everything. There was some numbness and a little tingling; it was precautionary," said Annapolis coach Stephanie Rowland-Hunt.

Stone, the leading scorer for the Falcons (5-2) this season with six goals and four assists, collided with a Severna Park opponent who had just sent a pass down the Annapolis end.

The incident occurred with 18: 37 left in the scoreless first half and Stone stayed on the field for nearly 20 minutes before she was placed on a stretcher and into an ambulance. The helicopter arrived 10 minutes later, landing right on Al Laramore Field at Annapolis High, to transport Stone to Shock Trauma.

Players from both sides, parents and other supporters looked on with concern during the half-hour delay.

During that time, the two teams decided to postpone the game. It was rescheduled for Friday afternoon at 4 and will be replayed in its entirety.

Pub Date: 10/08/97

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