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Albritton embraces new role after three weeks on the sideline

Written by Lia Armistead, Staff Writer

Courtney Albritton is still in recovery after breaking her arm March 8 while up at bat against North Alabama.

The Junior was two hits away from the Gulf South Conference record for career hits, however she did not end up making it through the game.

At the bottom of the first inning, Albritton was stuck by a pitch thrown by Hillary Carpenter, breaking her arm in two and forcing her to leave the game in an emergency.

The doctor originally told Alritton she would be out for six to eight weeks in order for her to fully recover from the injury and safely return back to softball.

“It’s very difficult just watching,” Albritton said. “But I knew when I broke my arm that I had to find another role on the team.”

In the mean time, almost four weeks after the injury happened, Albritton has started rehab and will visit the doctor next week to find out an official time for her to start playing again.

While Albritton is on the sidelines, she pushes her teammates to do their best and motivates them on the sideline.

“I’m more behind the scenes now,” Albritton said. “I encourage them off the field between innings and at practices.”

The softball team is currently on a 26 game streak and continues to perform well with Albritton’s encouragement on the sidelines.


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