East Ridge football: Leach on road to recovery, says he'll return to field next fall
It’s the moment every football player fears.
Three minutes into a home game against rival Park, East Ridge senior running back Nick Leach was taken down awkwardly along the visitor’s sideline. He got up and limped a few steps before going back to his knees. As the medical staff ran onto the field, Leach stayed there momentarily, pounding his fist on the turf. He tried to get up and walk once more, shaking off assistance before finally accepting a hand off the field.