West Morgan’s R.J. Young is helping Rebels, Despite Injury

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Trinity, Ala. - (WHNT) Head injuries are nothing to mess with. West Morgan senior running back R.J. Young knows all about the risks, but that doesn't make sitting on the sidelines any easier. "I'm trying to get these doctors to understand my pain so I can come back, " Young said before sitting out practice for the third straight week with a concussion.

Despite missing so much time, the Rebel senior leads his team in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns. West Morgan would love to have Young in the backfield as soon as possible, but in the mean time he's setting a great example for the team. ""He trys to encourage these guys," head coach Heath Saint told WHNT News 19's Chase Horn.  "(He)Tells them what they need to work on and tells them what they are doing wrong. The kids look up to him, so its a good thing to have him around."

That kind of attitude is exactly what the rebels need to finish their season strong. West Morgan has yet to win a game but results pale in comparison to the life lesson Young is learning everyday. He's even learning a thing or two about music. "My sisters boy friend has this piano. When he's gone he leaves it at home and I'm on it every day just making a little noise. I'm just beating on it basically, it sounds good though, I'm gonna have to show y'all one day."