Esperanza record-holding thrower Bronson Osborn might not be able to compete this coming season because of a shoulder injury that required surgery.
Esperanza throws coach Bill Pendleton said Osborn, a senior, was completing a bench press Saturday when Osborn felt something pop. Surgery performed earlier this week reattached Osborn's left pectoral muscle to a tendon.
Osborn throws right-handed but the opposite arm is essential to technique -- motion, leverage and follow-through -- for a thrower.
Osborn has won two CIF-Southern Section and two CIF State championships. He has the Orange County record in the shot put at 71-07.25 and is among county's all-time leaders in the discus.
Osborn won a bronze medal this past summer at the IAAF World Under-20 Track & Field Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland.Read the rest of this entry »