Kansas high school football player loses part of his leg to football injury
Chris Hernandez , Contributor: Aaron Heintzelman
8:14 AM, Oct 6, 2010
10:48 PM, Oct 6, 2010
MCLOUTH, Kansas - A Kansas high school football player has lost part of his leg
after suffering an injury during a game two weeks ago.
Trevor Roberts is 17, and a multi-sport athlete with a big
smile. He's happy to be alive, despite having a leg amputated six
Trevor is a senior on McLouth's team.
He plays wide receiver and other positions. He had just scored
three touchdowns, but then his leg was broken near the end of the
second quarter in a game Sept. 24.
He was taken to a Wichita hospital and has a medal rod placed in
his leg during a surgery that night.
Trevor was home two days later, but it was last week when he
came down with a heavy fever that his guardians knew something was
Doctors discovered gangrene in his wound, and removed a portion
of Trevor’s leg during surgery last Thursday at University of
Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas.
A third surgery was performed on Monday, and Trevor’s
guardians say he is recovering well at KU Hospital.
“Everything's looking really good right now,” Jerrad
Humerickhouse said. “The doctors are really pleased with the
Since then, Trevor has been in and out of hospitals. But he gave
us a big wave Wednesday.
"I was definitely scared. He told me it was going to be my leg
or my life. He said there was a real slim chance I'd be able to
come out with my leg. It was real shocking. I never thought this
would happen to me," said Trevor.
Trevor and his family say they have no anger about the
Trevor is a candidate for homecoming king.
He hopes to get out of the hospital in time to make it to