Ben Boggs ‘ high school basketball career came to an abrupt end on December 4th, when he suffered a broken right tibia and fibula on a baseline drive against Northside. A month later, the 6-4, 180-pound Hidden Valley (Roanoke, VA) star is in a more positive frame of mind and very much on the road to recovery.
“It’s going good,” Boggs said of his recovery. “It was really tough at first, especially with this being my senior season and everything and knowing I was out for the season. I went through a tough stage, but all my family, friends and people in the community have been really supportive. I’m getting better. Right now, I can put 20 percent of my weight on my foot. I go back to the doctor in about 10 days and he said I could possibly start riding a bicycle soon.”
One rod and three screws – which can be removed in the future – were placed in Boggs’ leg in mid-December.
“The surgery went great. The doc said he thinks I’ll be back to where I was before the injury, if not stronger,” Boggs said. “It is not something that will affect me in the future.”
One of Boggs’ biggest concerns following the injury was his status with Virginia Tech, the program he signed a letter of intent with in November. It wasn’t long before any concern about the status of his scholarship was put to rest.
“I talked to Coach Greenberg and the other coaches, too, and they were all really supportive,” Boggs said. “They told me to recover well and not to try to come back too fast.
“Talking to them and having the reassure my scholarship was a big relief for me. When you get a serious injury, you wonder about that. It was good to hear how supportive they were and everything.”
Timesland Player of the Year as a junior, Boggs, who averaged 17 points and eight rebounds per game last season, was Hidden Valley’s top returning player. Although he cannot contribute on the court, he is still trying to make a positive impact...
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