Dallastown wrestler's postseason in jeopardy after injury
Drake Pew is injured while wrestling Spring Grove's Jared Barley on Jan. 17.
Drake Pew suffered a second-degree MCL sprain Tuesday night in his wrestling match against Spring Grove's Jared Barley, the Dallastown senior confirmed Wednesday.
Pew said he will return to doctor Friday to have his knee reexamined.
He wrote in a direct message on Twitter that his postseason aspirations “look iffy as of now.”
“It kind of sucks because I had aspirations of going to state,” Pew said in a separate phone interview Wednesday afternoon.
Pew said he should recover fully from the injury with rest and recuperation.
Pew, who normally wrestles at 170 pounds, bumped up to compete in the 182-pound weight class Tuesday night. He's ranked third in District 3 Class 3A and No. 21 in the state at his normal weight class of 170.
He suffered the injury midway through the match and was examined by the Dallastown medical staff and head coach Rob Jansen before opting to return to the mat. Pew hobbled throughout the rest of the bout, dropping a 9-7 decision, and later left the gym on crutches.
Wednesday he said he will meet with his parents and coaches, but conceded that he probably wouldn't play lacrosse this spring.
Pew is a four-sport star for the Wildcats and was a GameTimePA all-star in football (kicker) and boys' soccer.
He said he has aspirations of playing soccer and football on the college level, and has received interest from East Stroudsburg and McDaniel.