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April 3, 2013

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I FEEL WARE’S PAIN

Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware suffered a gruesome compound fracture of lower right leg in the Cardinals’ Elite 8 victory over Duke.

Ware said he felt no pain immediately. He didn’t even know he was injured until he looked down at the leg and saw the coming out of the skin.

I also suffered a compound fracture sliding into home plate when I was 10-year-old playing baseball. I broke the tibia and fibula and one of the two bones cut through the skin.

Like Ware, I initially had no idea I was injured. The umpire told me to stay down on the ground and so I did what he said. When my mom, dad and sister rushed down from the stands, I looked at my leg and saw a big bump in my stirrup socks.

“Mom, can you get the baseball out of there,” I said.

“Chris, I don’t think that’s a baseball,” replied my mom, a nurse who knew exactly what happened.

I was on the field for about 10 minutes before the ambulance arrived and felt no pain at all. It wasn’t until I got into the ambulance that things began to hurt — a lot.

Good luck, Kevin Ware, on your recovery. I feel your pain .... literally.

FABULOUS FRESHMAN

Former North Andover lacrosse start Olivia Boudreau is off to a terrific start for Division 1 George Washington.

The freshman is fifth on the team in scoring with 10 goals and 3 assists for 13 points. She has taken the fifth most shots (21) on the team as well.

Boudreau was the CAL Large MVP last year when she netted 88 goals. She poured in 69 goals as a junior All-CAL selection.

VONLEH IN MCDONALD’S ALL-American GAME

Don’t forget that Haverhill’s Noah Vonleh will play in the McDonald’s All-American baseball game today at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN.

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