Lindsay is the Denver Public Schools League all-time leading rusher with more than 4,700 yards. The previous record was held by Lindsay’s father, Troy, in 1979 (you can view our story about Phillip breaking his father’s record in the video player).
According to Lindsay’s uncle and head coach at South, Tony Lindsay, Phillip suffered the injury in the game that he broke his father’s record. During South’s 42-34 over Mesa Ridge on August 31, Lindsay tore the ACL making a cut.
Thinking it was only a cramp Lindsay continued to practice and play over the next two weeks. In their last game against Denver East Lindsay played in the first quarter, rushing nine times for 139 yards, including a 66 yard touchdown. Lindsay was removed after feel pain on his final carry.
An MRI Tuesday revealed the injury, and Lindsay had surgery on Wednesday.
“He’s bored,” Tony Lindsay said. “He should be ready to run by track season in five months.”
The Rebels are 3-0 this season and host Montabello on Friday at 4 PM. Coach Lindsay says that he’s confident his team has enough depth at running back to keep winning, and that his nephew will make a full recovery.
“We’ll miss him. He’ll do good in college (at Colorado).” Tony Lindsay said.