Turner hopes to get 1 last chance to suit up for Owls
Senior Ethan Turner came into his final season for the Elgin Owls hoping to make a big impact on the team’s playoff chances, but an early season injury sidelined the cornerback and he has been making a speedy recovery with the hopes of possibly helping the Owls in their final game of the season next week.
Turner broke both the radius and ulna in his left arm during Elgin’s second scrimmage of the season. At the time of the injury Turner didn’t think he would play another down for the Owls, but his recovery has been quicker than anticipated and he said his goal is to try to play in the Owl’s final game of the season against Newcastle next Friday.
Like a lot of Elgin players, Turner took last season off, but said he returned to the program in part due to the hiring of head coach Chalmer Wyatt to the program and in part because he wanted to really enjoy his senior season.
Turner said he was really disappointed following the injury, in part because it occurred during a scrimmage game and also because it meant he could possibly miss the entire football season.
“It was a huge loss for us right out the gate,” Wyatt said of Turner’s injury.
Wyatt said that Turner was one of the team’s starting cornerbacks and was expected to contribute at wide receiver this season as well.