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Senior basketball player back from broken foot Jan. 8

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Senior Max Reitman among the sidelines

Senior Max Reitman among the sidelines

Amber French

Amber French

Senior Max Reitman among the sidelines

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Any injury to athletes can cost them the chance to do what they love for a long time, making the injury even more devastating when it happens. Athletes are some of the most cherished people when it comes to high school, especially when they’re good. However they don’t just become an athlete overnight. It takes both time and dedication to become a good athlete. Senior Max Reitman fits this description perfectly.

Max has played basketball since he was 5 years old, and the sport has become second nature to him, with the court as a second home; but this senior almost lost his chance to take the court for his final high school basketball season when he broke his foot with what is known as a Jones fracture before the season even had the chance to start.

“It’s been hard not getting to play with my team on the court, but it’s also great just to see how much they have improved throughout the season, especially the underclassmen,” Max said, while supporting his team on the sideline of their games.

“Growing up with basketball in my bones makes it that much harder to not play. Getting back on the court is something I hope to do soon, but I know I have a lot of work to do to catch up with the rest of the guys,” he said. 

Now that he has a metal screw in his foot, Max has been cleared to play since Jan. 8 and is rushing the courts and showing his skill to remind everyone why Mighty Max went from being the only freshman on varsity basketball, to being one of the best seniors.

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