Saturday, August 9, 2003
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Clayton News Daily
By Doug Gorman
Former Eagle's Landing High School punter Jonathan Wright suffered setback just days into his college football career at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga.
On Tuesday, Wright was warming up for practice when he rolled his left foot, breaking the bone in his little toe.
Surgery will be performed today at a Chattanooga-area hospital where doctors will insert a pin.
According to David Wright, the punter's father, doctors are optimistic he can return to action with the Southern Conference team this season.
"They are going to wait and see how the surgery goes," said David Wright. "If all goes well, he might be able to start kicking again in September. If at all possible they don't want to have to red-shirt him."
Doctors have told Jonathan and his family that he should be able to get around in a walking boot by the time classes start on Aug. 18.
Wright was a two-time First-team News-Daily/Daily-Herald All-Southern Crescent punter and the first Division 1-AA football signing at Eagle's Landing when he signed with UT-Chattanooga in February.