Monroe-Woodbury senior quarterback Kevin Carr, one of Section 9’s top players, has a separated shoulder and is expected to miss the Crusaders’ non-league game at Valley Central on Friday.
Carr, a two-year starter, said he sustained the injury early in the second half of Monroe-Woodbury’s 48-7 win over Minisink Valley on Friday. He did not return. Carr was coming off spectacular games in wins over Warwick (33-0) and Newburgh (35-14). He lit up Warwick with his arm, throwing for 249 yards and two touchdowns. He added a rushing score.
Carr put up 237 rushing yards and two touchdowns for Monroe-Woodbury (4-0) in the Newburgh win. He also threw a touchdown pass. Carr rushed for 1,010 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns last season.
“The trainer thinks it will be just one game,” Carr said. “I’m in a sling, but I think I will be fine. It doesn’t hurt that bad. The coaches just think that sitting out this week for a non-league game would be smart.”
After Valley Central (2-2), Monroe-Woodbury takes on Kingston (1-3) in a Section 9 Class AA Division I game. Monroe-Woodbury coach Bernie Connolly could not immediately be reached for comment on Saturday.
Sophomore Ryan O’Malley, who rushed for and threw for a touchdown against Minisink Valley, is expected to start against Valley Central.
“Ryan did awesome against Minisink,” Carr said. “and I think he will be fine this week. He stayed calm and and did a great job.”
Of course, we wish Carr a speedy recovery.