Friday, January 6, 2012
Aledo's Gray injures ankle in All-America Game
By Travis L. Brown
Aledo star running back Johnathan Gray left the third quarter of Thursday's Under Armour All-American game with what appeared to be an injury to his right leg.
Gray confirmed the injury as a high ankle sprain via twitter shortly after the game.
@JGray32: Yes high ankle sprang. Well could be worse. $itiswhatitis$
Gray was his Highlight (Black) team's only offensive spark in the first half of a game that would end in a rout by the Blur (White) team, 49-16.
Gray was a common check-down target for the Highlight team quarterbacks, picking up 24 yards receiving in the first half.
The highlight of Gray's night was a 33-yard catch just inside the sideline that was brought back because of a holding penalty on DeSoto's Curtis Riser. Gray spun around and pulled in the underthrown ball just over a defender's head, dragging his heels inbounds as he fell out of play.
Gray will have several months through the remainder of his last semester in high school to heal his injured ankle before moving to Austin to play for Texas.