WEBSTER CITY - A deep run in the Class 3A postseason will be more difficult for the Webster City boys' basketball team now that head coach Marty McKinney has confirmed that Bryan Swon will miss the remainder of the season because of an ongoing ankle injury.
Swon, a senior forward and three-year starter who averaged more than 10 points per game during most of the season, reaggravated an ankle injury in a win over Clarion-Goldfield earlier this month. He missed one game before trying to come back and play against Algona and Fort Dodge at the end of the regular season, but he was unable to go in the regular season finale against Humboldt.
McKinney said Swon has two stress fractures and some ligament damage, and he will likely undergo surgery to repair the damage in the near future.
DFJ photo by Troy Banning
WCHS senior Bryan Swon (right) gets stopped on the baseline against Clarion-Goldfield in December. An ankle injury will keep him sidelined the rest of the season.
"Bryan is a great kid and he's a very good basketball player," McKinney said. "He gives his all to basketball, so he's hurting right now, but he's still with us and he's going to be a big lift mentally for us."