Westbrook’s Savannah Marshall missed the last five games of the regular season with a right shoulder injury, according to head coach Kelly Landino. Landino, also Marshall’s mother, said she suffered the injury in a Jan. 28 loss at Old Lyme.
“She was fouled and her feet got tangled and she fell against the wall and her arm extended upwards instead of tucked down. It was a freak thing and a hard fall. MRI shows no surgery needed. She is healing and rehabbing but does not have full motion and has not been cleared yet,” Landino said in an email.
Marshall, who will play at Sacred Heart University next season, also sat out Friday’s Shoreline Conference playoff opening-round game at Valley Regional, a 43-15 Valley win.
Landino said Marshall, the leading scorer and rebounder, should be back in the lineup for the opening round of the Class S state tournament on Feb. 25.
“It has been a difficult time for her missing the last few games, our Pink Cancer Awareness Game and Senior Night,” Landino said. “She is a tough kid and usually bounces back quickly, but this one has been much tougher.
“As a coach, it has been difficult to watch because she is such a fierce competitor and she loves the game. As a mom, it has been equally difficult as we wrap up our 12th year together as player and coach, our final year.”
Landino also noted Westbrook may have lost Gabby Ehlert this week to a season-ending knee injury. “Lack of depth is creeping up on us, but we are staying strong. My girls play with tremendous heart,” Landino said.