OLATHE — There still is no official information from Manhattan High coach Joe Schartz about the status of their senior offensive lineman Sam Shields, who hurt his left arm in Friday night’s 41-7 win over Olathe Northwest. More information will be available on Shields’ injury on Monday, Schartz said.
While Manhattan won, there remains concern regarding Sam Shields, who left the game with his left arm in a sling.
Shields went down in the third quarter holding his left shoulder and required assistance from the Manhattan High training staff to get off the field.
He immediately headed and to the bench. After being evaluated, Shields’ removed his pads and didn’t reenter the game.
Shields, part of Kansas State’s 2020 recruiting class, is a central piece to a young offensive line that paves the way for a run-heavy offense. BJ Young and Dayne Aschenbrenner were able to gain yardage in bulk because of the room they were receiving from Shields and the line.
While talent remains on that line, Shields is the most experienced and leader.
“We don’t know anything yet,” Schartz said after immediately after the game. “It’s preliminary. But he was in a lot of pain. We will get it looked at in the morning and see what is going on with him.”