DARIEN – Hinsdale South's running back, Arian Toney, has returned to finish out the season with his team after getting carried off the field in the beginning of the year, High School Cube News reports. According to High School Cube News,
"Arian Toney fights way back onto playing field
Gaining one yard is not a big deal for most running backs.
For Hinsdale South senior Arian Toney, however, the small feat was enough to put a long-lasting smile on his face during Friday’s game against Morton in Darien.
After rushing for 1,200 yards as a junior, Toney suffered an injury on the second-to-last day of summer training camp and his return this season was in serious jeopardy.
“It was relief,” Toney said of getting two carries in the Hornets’ 28-0 Senior Day victory. “It was a big chip off my shoulder. I put a lot of effort in to get back. After going down before I even got a chance to taste my senior year, it just feels great to even get a carry. I wanted to give 110 percent for my team this year. It bummed me out not to be able to do that, but it is what it is. It’s been hard and a long three, four months, so to be back on the field is a dream. I love it.”
Toney’s diagnosis was a Lisfranc injury, a injury to a ligament in the foot. He had two screws inserted Aug. 8 and settled in for a long rehabilitation process.
As the popular Toney jogged on to the field for the first time this season late in the second quarter, fans immediately started chanting his name and teammates cheered loudly from the sideline."
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