A Jeffersonville freshman has bounced back from injury by helping his club team bring home some early hardware with game clinching goals.
Last August, Brian Fischer was looking forward to his first season with the Red Devils when he fractured his ankle in practice, requiring surgery. He would watch his school march toward a sectional championship from the sidelines on crutches.
It happened just after Fischer and his sister, Sarah, had won a trip to South Korea — where they were adopted as infants – to meet the players of their favorite team, Manchester United.
He has since made a full recovery and was part of the Javanon ‘95 Red team which won the KSA Cincinnati Elite Spring Thaw tournament last week.
Fischer scored in the 1-0 victory over Cincinnati United Lakota Legends, before Red defeated the SCSA B94 Raptors by the same scoreline.
That was enough to see Javanon through to the championship game, where it defeated Canton Celtic of Michigan 1-0, thanks again to a goal by Fischer.
“It feels good being back on the field, even though I’m on a new team,” said Fischer, formerly of Southern Indiana United. “I was lucky Javanon still had a spot open, and took me in. I’m excited to play for an elite club like this one.
“It’s been difficult trying to return from my injury but it gave me a new perspective to the game, while watching from the pressbox from our high school games.”
Incidentally, also helping Javanon to success was another southern Indiana player, Stephen Tuma of Pekin, who is the team’s captain and was part of the River City jaguars team which won a homeschool national title in the fall.