Dublin and Campolindo both got some very bad injury news this week.
Ondre Rudolph, Dublin’s bruising tailback, is likely out for the remainder of the regular season after suffering a hairline fracture in his left ankle during the Gaels’ 31-14 loss to Las Lomas last Friday.
Rudolph had rushed for 1,310 yards and 15 touchdowns in six games this season before getting injured in the first quarter against the Knights. Dublin coach John Wade said it’s an injury that typically takes three to five weeks to heal, so Rudolph could be back for the NCS playoffs should the Gaels (4-3) make it that far.
“It’s not all bad,” Wade said. “If you’re going to fracture your ankle it’s about as good of news as you can get.”
With Rudolph out, Wade said sophomore Darrell Millinder will receive the bulk of the carries out of the backfield.
BayPreps.com is also reporting that Campolindo will be without senior QB Brett Stephens for the rest of the year thanks to a shoulder injury. I have a call into coach Kevin Macy to find out more. Stephens had thrown for over 1,300 yards in six games this year before the injury. He’s committed to play baseball at UCLA next year.