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Gorczynski and Kutch Ready to Return from Injuries

Suzanne Gorczynski is a senior infielder who is probable to return to the ECAC softball tournament this weekend. She was playing third base on March 27th against Staten Island when she was hit in the face by a line drive. Suzanne suffered three orbital bone fractures, a nasal fracture and a concussion from the blow. The seriousness of her injury required an overnight stay in the hospital. Despite the extent of the fractures she sustained, Suzanne did not have any damage to her eye. She has been out of play since 3/27 to allow for her orbital fractures to heal.

Gorzynski was the leading hitter on the team in 2007 and a 2nd Team All NJAC selection. She has remained optimistic in light of her injury and she has been dedicated to supporting her team throughout the season. “I was with Suzanne seconds after she was hit on the field. I have never seen someone so coherent or calm after that severe of an injury. I believe her positive outlook and calm demeanor has played a huge role in her healing process,” said Jessica Spencer, MA, ATC. On May 8th she was given full clearance by her doctors to start the process of return to play, which includes testing for her concussion. If Suzanne passes all of her concussion testing, then she will make an astounding return to the field on Saturday against Baruch College

Barb Kutch is set to return to the softball field in time for their ECAC Tournament. She is a senior outfielder for the Ospreys. Kutch has been out with a concussion since 4/7/08. She received the injury while sliding in a game against TCNJ. She returned to full practice on 4/30/08 and she has been participating full since. Kutch had a previous concussion in 2006 while playing softball. At the time of her injury she was hitting .413 with 11 RBI.

5 /8/08

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