McQuay Suffers Second Consecutive Season Ending
a preseason soccer practice Seth McQuay tore the ACL of his left
knee. It was a non-contact injury that occurred while he was pivoting.
"He's probably made a similar move a 1000 times before without
injury", commented Jon Heck, MS, ATC, Coordinator of Athletic
Training. He will now have to undergoe season ending surgery.
Head Coach Jeff Haines remarked, "Seth was expected to contribute
significantly at forward for us this year, but I'm extremely empathetic
for Seth because it's a lot to go through during your first two
years of college soccer."
In the preseason of 2004 McQuay ruptured a tendon in his finger
that also required season ending surgery. The injury is often
referred to as "Jersey Finger" and is the result of
getting a finger cought in another players shirt or jersey. It
is extremely rare in soccer. "Your heart has to go out to
him with these back to back injuries. But we're trying to get
him to focus on the short-term and getting his knee ready for
surgery", commented Heck. His surgery is set for the third
week of September. Seth will be doing three weeks of "prehab"
with the Athletic Training Staff to return as much normal function
as possible to his knee before surgery. McQuay's injury is the
first ACL injury related to Stockton Athletics in over 16 months.
Seth's rehab has gone very well. He has progressed through agility
drills and is now working on plyometrics. We expect Seth to return
to full, unrestricted play in June 2006.