Update | Corydon standout Bronson Kessinger suffered compound fracture

Update | Corydon standout Bronson Kessinger suffered compound fracture

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Update | Corydon standout Bronson Kessinger suffered compound fracture

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Bronson Kessinger, one of the top seniors in southern Indiana, suffered a compound fracture to his left leg during Corydon’s 58-44 win Friday night at Salem.

“He was fouled on a breakaway dunk,” Corydon coach Jamie Kolkmeier said. “He came down awkwardly.”

The incident came with 2:22 left in the second quarter, Kolkmeier said.

Kessinger, a 6-foot-8, 180-pound power forward who has signed to play at Indiana State University, was taken to a Salem hospital, and then to the University of Louisville Hospital.

“He’s in a traumatic state right now,” Kolkmeier said. “He knows that he has a broken leg. He’s an 18-year-old kid who has put his whole life into this (basketball) and he’s thinking the worst.”

Kessinger will undergo surgery in Louisville.

Kolkmeier complemented his team as they continued the game against Salem.

“I’m so proud of our team,” he said. “They continued to play at a mature level.”

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