The Robinson Knights' 4-1 season and promising playoff scenario still have a bittersweet aftertaste, thanks to another devastating injury.
Two-way senior Cam Arnold, hailed as the "quarterback" of the Knights defense by coach Mike DePue, suffered a serious foot injury in Friday's 28-14 win at Newsome and is out a minimum four weeks.
Arnold, a middle linebacker with a team-best 21 tackles and 3.5 sacks, separated some bones in his foot late in the first half. DePue, who also used Arnold at offensive guard the last two games, said the muscular 205-pounder was set to see a specialist and may require the insertion of a screw.
"To me, he was the MVP in terms of being on both sides of the ball for the team," DePue said. "Boy, it was a big blow for us."
The latest setback is accompanied by two apparent steps forward. DePue added linebackers Tevin Newman (knee) and Benzel McKever (concussion-type symptoms) should return for Friday's district home game against St. Petersburg Catholic.