Monte Vista High’s top running back, Michael Sullas, has a knee infection that will sideline him for the Mustangs’ East Bay Athletic League opener Friday night against unbeaten host California.
Sullas, a senior who ran for 192 yards and four touchdowns in the Mustangs’ 70-21 rout of Hayward last week, spent Monday night at San Ramon Regional Medical Center, where his swollen knee was drained and he received heavy antibiotics, according to his dad, Mike.
Sullas, who is recovering quickly, could miss nine to 14 days of football and be hospitalized until Friday.
“It was so unbelievably random, it’s crazy,” Sullas’ dad said, noting that Sullas injured the same knee last year against Granada.
The Monte Vista (2-1) and California (3-0) game is one of the marquee matchups in the East Bay.
– Matt Schwab