MBB : Moussa Keita to have surgery in near future

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse freshman center Baye Moussa Keita will undergo surgery ‘in the near future,’ said director of athletic communications Pete Moore on Tuesday.Moore said the team is not releasing any more information about the surgery, but that it would likely happen next week.Moussa Keita injured his left wrist midway through the 2010-11 SU season, though Moore did not confirm the surgery will be on the wrist. As early as the Orange’s Feb. 2 win at Connecticut, Moussa Keita’s wrist was heavily wrapped with white tape.His wrist remained taped through the rest of the season — including at SU’s practices — until the Orange’s season ended with a 66-62 loss to Marquette on March 20 in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.Moussa Keita said after SU’s 90-68 loss to Seton Hall on Jan. 25 that his wrist was ‘sore,’ but he would play through it. According to The Post-Standard, Moussa Keita said after the Orange’s Feb. 19 win over Rutgers that he received an injection to the wrist that allowed him to play through the bothersome pain.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMoussa Keita played just four minutes in Syracuse’s Tournament loss to Marquette, spending most of the second half on the SU sidelines with a towel draped over his head.After the game, his performance, combined with that of fellow freshman center Fab Melo, prompted SU head coach Jim Boeheim to say the duo ‘wasn’t ready’ for Tournament play.Moussa Keita figures to be an important part of the Syracuse rotation next season. With senior Rick Jackson departing, Moussa Keita will look to continue contributing from the starting center position, which he took over at the Orange’s game at Louisville on Feb. 12.In 35 games that included 10 starts, Moussa Keita averaged 2.2 points and 3.7 rebounds per game.Melo will also return down low, and Syracuse will welcome the addition of incoming freshman Rakeem Christmas. Sophomore DaShonte Riley, who redshirted this season with an injury similar to a stress fracture in his right foot, will also play for the [email protected] Commentscenter_img Published on March 28, 2011 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

Playgrounds, shelter houses in Mason City city parks closed

first_imgMASON CITY — The City of Mason City has decided to immediately close all playgrounds and shelter houses in the city’s parks. City Administrator Aaron Burnett says the closure will be through April 30th at which time the closure will be re-evaluated. City staff will be installing caution tape and fencing around the equipment and shelters in the parks and placing signage as a reminder. Team sports, pickup games and contact play are prohibited. Burnett says the parks and trails, including the dog park, will remain open for recreation purposes, but he reminds people to use social distancing, avoid large gatherings over ten people, and wash your hands with soap and water after any activity.last_img


first_imgOisin Merritt, the Stranorlar man who was left fighting for his life after suffering an accident while holidaying in Spain continues to fight against the odds in an effort to make a full recovery. Oisin suffered severe head injuries after suffering a fall while on holiday with a group of friends in the popular holiday resort Santa Ponza.Doctors had prepared the Merritt family for the worse and had told them at one stage that the prognosis wasn’t good for Oisin. However, Oisin now dubbed the ‘miracle man’ made an astonishing recovery and continues to fight everyday in his efforts to make a full recovery.The inspirational former Finn Harps youth player is determined to pull on the boots again and won’t stop until he can.His sister Tasha expressed her pride at her ‘amazing little brother who celebrates his 20th birthday today.Tasha wrote on Oisin’s timeline, “A massive happy birthday to my incredible little brother and best friend. “Words cannot even begin to describe how thankful and blessed we are to have you here with us and to be celebrating a birthday with you.“The difference that one year made to our family, you have come through sooo much and are still continuing to fight even harder everyday pushing yourself breaking all limits even through all the pain.“We are sooo unbelievably proud of you and how far you have come with your recovery.“The determination and strength you show us daily is indescribable.“You absolutely seize to amaze us every single day, our little “miracle man”. Happy 20th birthday Oisin Love u❤xxxxxx‘MIRACLE MAN’ OISIN CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY AS HE CONTINUES REMARKABLE RECOVERY was last modified: May 21st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:birthdayFeaturesMiracle MannewsOisin Merrittrecoverylast_img read more