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Team USA men’s wheelchair basketball player Will Waller tears left rotator cuff

USA Paralympic symbol. Image credit: USA Paralympics.

Yesterday on Facebook, Team USA men’s wheelchair basketball player Will Waller announced that he had torn his left rotator cuff and would be out for the 2015 season on the club and international level. Waller is scheduled to undergo surgery on Friday at Cleveland Clinic.

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Waller is a veteran of the United State men’s national team, and brought a lot of important leadership skills to table.  The injury and subsequent surgery to fix it takes him out of the 2015 Para Panamerican Games, and may severely hurt his chances of making the team for the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio.

 

On the club side, he plays for the Wheelchair Cavaliers in the NWBA Division III.  The team was ranked third nationally in mid-December behind the Wisconsin Thunder and Turnstone Bandits with the national championships around the corner in April in Kentucky. Waller was expected to be part of the squad in their effort to get the title.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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