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BREMERTON, WA — The Kitsap Pumas practiced Thursday at Gordon Field in preparation for their Saturday night match with the Portland Timbers U-23′s. The session was marred by a double-injury to player Michael Stewart.
“Sadly Michael Stewart (club bio) broke his leg and badly damaged his ankle at practice on Thursday,” Pumas head coach James Ritchie tells goalWA.net.
“He was operated on last night (Thursday) and is now starting the long road to recovery. We would like to thank Dr. Duff for all his help looking after and working on Michael.
We would also like to thank the ambulance crew and all the staff at Harrison hospital for working so hard to help.”
“It is very sad to see one of our lads have his season cut short. Mike is a great lad and we all wish him well.”
Stewart started two matches for the Pumas and played a total of 147 minutes in league. He is from Katy, Texas.
In better news for the club Kitsap has worked a loan deal for Ben Truax to return from the Carolina Railhawks. The forward was a favorite with Pumas fans last year.
“It’s great to have him back,” Ritchie said. “He is a big, fast and strong forward and has an eye for goal. Carolina were great and very easy to work with. We would like to thank them for allowing Ben to return to the Pumas.”