Grand Prairie football coach Jerry Bomar told OUInsider.com today that his son, Rhett, has a "deeply bruised" right shoulder and that his status for this Friday's game vs. crosstown rival South Grand Prairie will be a gametime decision.
Bomar said the injury, which is on the top, back side of his son's shoulder, occurred in the second quarter of Grand Prairie's 49-17 victory over Carrollton R.L. Turner on Friday. He said an MRI and X-rays were negative and that doctors have ruled out a labrum or rotator cuff tear.
Still, Bomar said the injury could be a simple muscle strain or in the worst-case scenario, a muscle tear. He said if his son's shoulder hasn't improved in two weeks, it could be more serious than expected.
"I'm concerned," said Bomar, minutes before his team's practice this afternoon. "I don't think it's anything major, but then again, he usually heals quickly and this (injury) isn't, so something is wrong."
Despite being hurt, Bomar said his son has participated in all of Grand Prairie's practices this week, but has been unable to throw a football.
"He keeps telling me, ‘Dad, don't worry about it (the injury), I'll take the pain," said Bomar. "But if he can't throw the ball efficiently, I'm not going to play him. I don't want to jeopardize this season or his future. I refuse to try and win at all costs."
RECRUITING: Injury could slow Bomar's season
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