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Granada’s Pagett overcomes blinding injury

For those who only pick up the sports section of the paper (I’ll admit, sometimes that’s even me), here’s a link to a story I wrote that ran on today’s front page. It’s about Granada High’s Tyler Pagett, who was injured in a game Dec. 15 and is now permanently blind in his right eye. That hasn’t stopped him from delivering a few very impressive performances.

Granada High hoops star overcomes accident that blinded him

Jimmy Durkin

I cover mostly San Jose State football for the San Jose Mercury News/Bay Area News Group, but also fill in from time to time with the 49ers, Warriors, A's and Giants.

  • s1lverngreen

    Jimmy:
    What a story! All of the best to this young man! Man! what amazing courage by this kid! A baller at heart!

  • Prep Fan

    That is a great story Jimmy. I had heard about this inury before he made the comeback, and I was told he would be done playing basketball forever. Best of luck to this kid.

  • THEanonymous

    An inspirational story about how a kid overcame a fall in his life and succeeded. Who could not appreciate it?