Glenelg Country's Rozanski, top scorer in area, has season ended by surgery

Boys basketball

High School

February 13, 2003|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,SUN STAFF

Sean Rozanski of Glenelg Country School, the area's leading scorer with a 32.2-point average, will miss the rest of the season after a three-hour operation Tuesday at Union Memorial Hospital to repair a broken thumb on his shooting hand.

Rozanski, a senior, broke the right thumb in two places during a warm-up drill before Thursday's game at Beth Tfiloh. He played three quarters of that game and scored 28 points before the pain and swelling forced him to leave.

Glenelg Country, in a four-way race for the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association C Conference regular-season title, lost, 60-55.

Rozanski is the school's all-time leading scorer with 1,592 points.

"It's tough to end the season that way," Rozanski said yesterday. "My first feeling was of dejection. But it's not too bad now that the surgery is over. There's still a lot of pain."

The right thumb was broken at the first joint and also above the joint. Two screws were inserted during the surgery.

"I thought it was just sprained at first, but by the fourth quarter I figured it was broken," Rozanski said. "It was kind of painful. The doctor said it was shattered."

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