• Short Summary

    At the New Boston high school in Michigan, one member of the football team is unique - player No.60, Ron Summick, has an artificial limb.

  • Description

    At the New Boston high school in Michigan, one member of the football team is unique - player No.60, Ron Summick, has an artificial limb. His right leg was severed below the knee in a mower accident two years ago.

    Summick's comeback was proceeding well, until a referee noticed him limping in October and discovered he was an amputee.

    The National High School Athletic Association has decided that artificial limbs could be dangerous, and they've been declared illegal.

    Since then, things haven't been going well for Summick or his coach Jum Russo. They've lost all but one of their games this season, and now Summick is involved in a Court case to decide whether he can continue to play football.

    Summick is still in his left tackle spot, but only because of a Court Order. Whether he gets to finish the season depends on another Court hearing in Detroit.

    Russo says Summick is the only offensive linesman at the New Boston school not injured this year.

    SYNOPSIS: It hasn't been an easy season for coach Jim Russo and his American football team at the New Boston High School in Michigan. They've lost all but one of their games, and one of their players is involved in a dispute about whether or not he'll be allowed to play again. No.60 - Ron Summick - has an artificial leg.

    Summick's right leg was severed below the knee in a mower accident two years ago. His comeback was going well until a referee noticed him limping and discovered he was an amputee. Now he's been banned ..
    The coach says Summick is the only offensive linesman in the team not injured this year. Whether he'll be allowed to play football depends on the High School Athletic Association and a Court hearing in the near future.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA447DVLT9RISPIXKH3Q13WLLZI
    Media URN:
    VLVA447DVLT9RISPIXKH3Q13WLLZI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/11/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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