Dublin coach: Injured player could return to action Oct. 9

Staff Writer
Stephenville Empire-Tribune

Colten Mooore, a Dublin High School varsity football player who was flown by helicopter to a Fort Worth hospital after being injured and experiencing numbness below the waist during Friday night's home game versus Brady, was released to go home the next morning.

Dublin head coach and athletic director Bob Cervetto said Monday that Moore was with the team Monday but did not actively engage in football practice. Moore, a junior at DHS listed as a wide receiver, quarterback and defensive back on the Lions roster, was in shorts and a T-shirt while moving around some and continuing to work soreness out, Cervetto said.

“He’s definitely not going to play this week,” Cervetto said of the Lions’ non-district away game set for Friday at San Saba.

The Lions will have an open date the following week. Cervetto said Moore could possibly suit up for the District 5-3A Division II opener, Oct. 9 at home against Comanche.

Moore’s numbness happened as a result of a contact injury on a punt return in the second half of Friday’s game. The injury was categorized as a "stinger.“

Feeling came back at about 1 a.m. Saturday while Moore was being treated in John Peter Smith Hospital, the coach said. Moore was released to go home about five hours later.

Cervetto had said on Saturday that the doctor at JPS told Moore he is "good to go" and could practice this week when ready.

"We will bring him in gradually,” as he works the soreness out, Cervetto said at that time.

The coach added, “He's a student with great character, a great kid, and a tough kid. We're going to take care of him. We treat them like they're our own."

Brady’s 38-24 victory over the Lions left Dublin with a 1-3 season record.