So many things went through Coltrane Powdrill’s mind last summer after he landed awkwardly following a slam dunk while playing for his travel team.
Powdrill crumpled to the floor, feeling a sharp pain in his left knee. That triggered a series of questions, ranging from what kind of injury did Powdrill sustain to would he be able to participate in the upcoming season for the Crescenta Valley High boys’ basketball team. Powdrill needed those questions answered before he could tackle the additional hurdle of learning the offensive and defensive systems used by Crescenta Valley after transferring from St. Francis.
“I didn’t know if I could play again,” said Powdrill, who was diagnosed with a torn meniscus. “I had planted my left foot when I came down and I felt something go wrong.