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August 7, 2012

3 p.m. Sports Minute

STILLWATER, Okla. — An injury-riddled spring has turned into an injury-riddled fall for one Stillwater High School football player.

Darian Williams, a 6-foot-3-inch wide receiver and the Pioneers’ go-to man on offense showed up to Monday’s media day in a blue cast. He remained in the cast and didn’t take part in the team’s first practice on Tuesday.

“He has a broken hand, and they still have him splinted up,” Stillwater coach Tucker Barnard said. “He’ll be ready to go. It won’t be much longer. He broke his hand a couple weeks ago. We’re ready to have him back, that’s for sure. That’s what happens sometimes. You just have to roll with it and do the best you can.”

According to Williams, he broke his hand trying to brace himself while slipping in the shower. WIlliams sat out most of the spring practice after injuring his hamstring during the track season.

“I should be ready in a few days,” Williams said. “I’m ready to play now, but I just have to take it easy while it heals completely.”

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