Overcoming the odds

Mercer County senior Trevor Gibson overcame several injuries to be able to play his final two years of high school football.

Daarik Gray

Herald Staff

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To say Trevor Gibson has overcome his fair share of obstacles would be an understatement. The senior football player suffered three injuries his sophomore year, two which could have been career ending, but the thought of giving up the game he loves never crossed his mind.

The offensive lineman opened the 2013 season with a facial injury. He said the side of his face swelled up to the size of a tennis ball. That was just the beginning of his medical problems that season.

Midway through the season Gibson, who plays right guard for the Titans, came off the field in agonizing pain and his offensive line coach, Charlie Cox, immediately knew something was wrong.

“Trevor plays through being hurt. But there is a  difference between being hurt and being injured. It was against Lexington Catholic and he came off the field with a terrified look on his face. I knew something was up,” said Cox.

Going through the pain, Gibson tried to get back on the field for his team, but it wasn’t long before things went from bad to worse. 

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