KC Manning Cup hero Ari Rodgers can't train for athletics until January

By December 03, 2018

Kingston College forward Ari Rodgers is expected to resume training sometime in January for the upcoming track season after sustaining an ankle injury in the ISSA Manning Cup football final on Friday.

Rodgers, who won the 2000m steeplechase in a new record at the 2018 ISSA Boys and Girls Championships in March, suffered the injury late in Friday's final that KC won 3-2 over their North Street rivals St. George’s College, breaking a 32-year drought in the process.

Sources told SportsMax.TV that doctors evaluated the severity of Rodgers’ injury on Monday.

So, while his teammates were painting the town purple and white, Rodgers was undergoing X-rays and an MRI that did not show any a fracture or dislocation.  However, there is some ligament damage that is expected to heal with a few weeks of rest.

Middle distance coach at Kingston College Hamlin Pagon declined to comment on the nature of Rodgers’ injury but said the middle-distance star was in good shape going into the track season. He won the Fortis 5K in September and playing Manning Cup football has kept him in good shape as he approaches the new track season.

The youngster also celebrated his birthday on the weekend.

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