Holmes’ ankle injury not as bad as feared | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Holmes’ ankle injury not as bad as feared

Steve Yingling, Tribune sports editor

Season-ending injuries have been all too familiar for South Tahoe High girls’ basketball star Alexis Holmes.

Holmes was unable to finish her freshman season due to a concussion, and last year a broken nose took her out of action late in the season. So when Holmes suffered a painful injury to her lower right leg on Tuesday at Wooster, the worst was feared.

“We thought it was a fibula fracture at first,” Holmes said.

But X-rays revealed a much better prognosis: a high-ankle sprain.

“That’s really good news,” said Holmes, an all-around contributor who leads the Vikings in scoring. “I’m shooting to come back for my senior game (against Fallon).”

That means Holmes is hoping to miss only two games – home dates with Manogue on Friday and Galena on Saturday. South Tahoe is scheduled to play its final home game on Feb. 5 against Fallon.

With 44 seconds left in South Tahoe’s 49-47 win against Wooster, Holmes injured her right ankle while making an abrupt stop to save a pass heading out of bounds. She called time-out before falling out of bounds, and by then the injury had occurred.

“I took one for the team,” she said. “It was a real quick, hard stop, and I didn’t have anywhere to go. I’m glad they won.”

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