Los Angeles Preps: Byron Smith

Inland Empire: Injury updates from Week 0

September, 7, 2010
James Fortin, a senior linebacker for Lakeside High of Lake Elsinore, will miss about three weeks because of a concussion and spinal contusion, said Lakeside coach Trevor Watters.

Fortin was injured while making a tackle with 1:25 remaining in his team's 39-14 loss to Kennedy High of La Palma. A returning starter, Fortin laid motionless on the field at Western High in Anaheim for nearly 10 minutes before he was transported to UC Irvine Medical Center.

Courtesy of Charlene Bradley
Colony lineman Byron Smith (50), far right, suffered a knee injury later in this game against Los Osos.

The game was not continued.

"I was happy when I saw his legs moving," Watters said.

The news wasn't good at Colony of Ontario either.

Byron Smith, a promising offensive lineman for the Titans and a key member of the basketball team, injured his left knee during the second quarter of a season-opening loss Friday night to Los Osos of Rancho Cucamonga and was wheeled away on the back of a utility cart.

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