KATY MAGAZINE NEWS - Katy, TX
September 26, 2017
Photo by John Glaser
The family of Taylor High School's injured star defensive end and Texas A&M commit, Max Wright, opens up about surgery, recovery, and plans for college.
An injury late in the third
During last week's match up against Fort Bend Austin, Mustang defensive end and A&M commit Max Wright left the game late in the third quarter complaining of a "muscle cramp" and did not make a reappearance.
Late Saturday, an MRI confirmed that Wright had suffered a torn ACL in his left knee, an injury that will keep him on the sidelines for the remainder of the season.
True to form, the faithful football player encouraged his friends, teammates, and followers on Twitter with inspirational bible verses. And faith will play a huge role in the months to come while Max prepares for his big comeback with the Texas A&M Aggies.
Surgery on the books
"Honestly, we are heartbroken that he will miss his senior year but are seeking to believe and trust that God has bigger and better things in store for Max down the road," says his mother, Cydney Wright.
According to Cydney, Max's surgery is scheduled for October 5 by Dr. Walter Lowe, and he is already working out and attending physical therapy at Memorial Hermann Ironman. "He is ready to tackle this head on and feels incredibly strong!" says Wright.
Continuing to lead
As a team captain, the 6'4", 270 lb. athlete will continue to lead his team from the sidelines while continuing to focus on rehab and recovery and preparing to play college football for the Aggies.
The Wright family would like to thank the Katy ISD community for their outpouring of love, support, and prayers.
"We are truly grateful for all the love , prayers and support from the Texas A&M coaches and families as well as all our family and friends! Max is amazingly strong and his determination has proven that he can handle adversity and with God's help he will be back stronger than ever and ready to hit Kyle Field when he reports to College Station after graduation. Setbacks bring amazing comebacks! Thank you for your continued prayers! Gig'em and Go Mustangs!"
(Photo by Sara Isola)