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Banged-up shoulder can't keep Kalsbeek off field


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September 18, 2008

The number 85 on Hinsdale Central's football team is none other than Davis Kalsbeek, whose early pass receptions Friday helped trigger a 33-7 victory at Lyons Township.

Surprised? So was Kalsbeek. He thought his football career was over during Hinsdale Central's summer training camp at Eureka College when he dislocated his right shoulder an incredible 10 times.

"I didn't tell anybody about it at first," Kalsbeek said. "Bad decision."

But when the shoulder popped out and stayed out for an hour, Kalsbeek knew he needed doctors' opinions.

"The first doctor said, 'There's no way you'll be able to play football, not with this kind of injury,' " Kalsbeek said of a torn labrum and bone chip. "I thought of all the weight training I'd done and running track to get ready for football, and it was all going down the drain. I started crying."

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