McPherson High’s boys basketball team was dealt a tremendous blow Saturday morning when senior Keshawn Sewell suffered a broken leg just as practice was coming to an end, according to Bullpup coach Kurt Kinnamon.
Sewell actually was not touched on the play when he was injured. He went in for a dunk and landed awkwardly. He was taken to the hospital where X-rays revealed his leg being broken in two places. Kinnamon does not expect Sewell to play any more this season.
Sewell had suffered a stress fracture in the same leg during track season this past spring, according to Kinnamon.
Sewell is one of only three seniors on the team, the others being Ryan Horton and Peter Horton.
He had averaged 5 points through the first three games, all Bullpup victories. Kinnamon said that Sewell was just starting to come into his own, adding athleticism in the paint where the Bullpups don’t have a lot of size or strength to begin with. He generally was the first sub off the bench.
The Bullpups play three games their first week back, starting with a home game Jan. 6 with Buhler. MHS also hosts Hutchinson on Jan. 9, then plays at Winfield the following night.