Fulk Finished: LV Guard Breaks Wrist

POSTED BY: News Department
Thursday, February 19, 2004 - 10:18 PM
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The kid who almost never missed a foul shot will miss his final postseason.

Licking Valley point guard Devin Fulk underwent surgery on a broken wrist Thursday at Grant Memorial in Columbus. The senior will miss the rest of the season.

"I'm trying to not think about it too much," Fulk said. "(Friday) is senior night and that will be hard enough for me and my family to deal with."

Fulk broke the wrist Tuesday night in the Panthers' game with Columbus Academy. The injury happened in the 2nd quarter when Fulk collided with two players while driving to the basket.

"A defender slid over late to try and take a charge," Fulk said. "It happened so fast, I didn't have time to catch myself. I just fell right on my wrist."

Fulk's dad, Dana, tells WHIZ the senior guard will not have to wear a cast. Fulk has a splint on his wrist and a long bandage that goes past his elbow. Mr. Fulk says doctors estimate the recovery time will last between eight and ten weeks.

Fulk stands out among the best players in the state. His father estimates the Licking Valley guard ranks in Ohio's top ten for 3-point percentage and second for free-throw percentage. Fulk finished his senior year 65-69 from the foul line.

By the way, Fulk made the shot on the play where he was injured. No foul was called.

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