Thursday, October 27, 2011

Kaminski Out for the Season

Kenny Kaminski- 6'8 PF Medina

Medina senior Kenny Kaminski will miss his senior season of basketball due to a recent shoulder injury.  According to Kaminski's father, his son dislocated his shoulder on a pass reception during a football game against Lakewood last week. Kaminski would remain in the game, and actually go onto to score a touchdown before a subsequest MRI diagnosed his injury. Kaminski will undergo surgery in 2 weeks to repair a torn Librium, and should be fully recovered before reporting to Michigan State.

The Kaminski's have been in constant contact with Tom Izzo and MSU, and have actually consulted with MSU doctors about the injury. "Coach Izzo has been fantastic," said the elder Kaminski. "Actually, Adrian Payne [MSU sophomore from Dayton] had the same injury and had a full recovery," continued Kaminski.  In theory, Kaminski could probably tough it out and play hoops this season, but in all likelihood, he would relocate the shoulder again, causing more injury. "Coach Izzo said if Kenny was a guard he could go on and play, but since he is a big man he would get hit too much," Kaminski said.

Before the injury, the Michigan State commit was one of the players most mentioned in the Ohio Mr. Basketball discussion.  Over the summer, the 6'8 240 pound forward gave his All-Ohio Red squad a serious perimeter threat with his ability to consistently drain the trey. Some may recall, Kaminski suffered an Achilles heel injury in the playoffs last season. The Buckeye Prep Report would like to wish Kaminski a speedy and full recovery.

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