GlenbrookNorthjunior David Burnside will miss the remainder of the football season after tearing theposterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, Spartans coach Bob Pieper said via emailon Wednesday.
Burnside injured his knee onGlenbrookNorth’s first drive in its 31-6 victory over NilesNorthon Friday. He was tackled awkwardly on the play in which his knee was injured:His leg stayed planted in the Vikings’ artificial turf as a NilesNorthdefender tackled him from the side.
The injury figures to be a big one forGlenbrookNorth. Burnside earned all-conference CSLNorthhonors as a sophomore a year ago, and he has started as both a wide receiver and defensive back this season.
The Spartans (4-3 overall, 3-0 CSLNorth) host Maine Weston Friday. Pieper has said he thinks his team needs to win its final two regular-season games to advance to the postseason.
Theposterior cruciate ligamentis the strongest ligament in the knee, according to the National Library of Medicine, and “extends from the top-rear surface of the tibia (bone between the knee and ankle) to the bottom-front surface of the femur (bone that extends from the pelvis to the knee).”