Crenshaw OK, Practices With Team

X-rays Tuesday proved what Sylmar High tailback Tyrone Crenshaw had known all along:

His right ankle is not broken.

Crenshaw, who injured the ankle last week in Sylmar’s 6-0 loss to El Camino Real and was carried off the field, said X-rays revealed no broken bones.

“It was just a bruised bone,” said Crenshaw, who practiced with the team immediately after receiving the good news.


Crenshaw, the 1992 City Section 4-A Division player of the year, rushed for 1,875 yards last season--more than 1,500 of which were gained on a fractured ankle, the same one he injured this year. Crenshaw originally incurred the injury in a game against El Camino Real, but doctors did not detect the break until the end of the season.

Crenshaw will start against Grant on Friday in Sylmar’s Valley Pac-8 Conference opener. And he is eager to prove he’s healthy.

“I’m all right,” he said. “Please tell everyone . . . I’ll be back.”