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Glenelg senior Sam Alsheimer comes back as Howard County football Defensive Player of Year

Glenelg senior Sam Alsheimer comes back as Howard County football Defensive Player of Year

The gruesome injury, the ensuing two surgeries and the weeklong hospital stay that followed are still a bit of a blur for Glenelg linebacker Sam Alsheimer. But there was a vivid moment when he returned home more than a week after breaking his left leg and he was alone in his room. He looked down at his shrunken lower limb that doctors had considered amputating when the emotions came crashing down on him.

How could this happen to me? Why me? Am I ever going to walk again? Am I ever going to play football again?

“Once I got home from the second surgery, just sitting in my own room with all this time to think, I did not do well with that,” Alsheimer said. “I remember...

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