Millikan players hurt in accident
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Due to recent budget cutbacks in the school district, the Rams usually only have a bus available one way to matches, and team members must often find their own transportation home. Therefore, sometimes the athletes find their own way both to and from the match, depending on the situation. “The coaches hate to not ride the bus, because you like to be with your kids all the time,” Kautz said. “The more kids have to drive around, the more potential you have for this kind of stuff.” Millikan High sophomore setter Kelsea Seymour is recovering from injuries suffered in a Monday car accident in Long Beach. Monday evening, Seymour was riding in a car driven by senior defensive specialist Stacey Duncan as they went to the Gahr Tournament. At the intersection of Spring Street and Palo Verde Avenue, the car Duncan and Seymour were riding in was hit by someone attempting a left turn as they drove straight ahead. Duncan suffered bruises and rejoined the team for Wednesday evening’s Gahr Tournament match, but Seymour had to have surgery Monday evening to remove a shattered spleen. “She’s definitely one of my best players, we’re a little different without her,” Millikan coach Greg Kautz said. “She’ll be back, maybe by playoffs, she’s a tough kid. She’s in pain right now, it’s just going to take a little bit of time.” Seymour transferred out of the intensive care unit Wednesday, but is still in the hospital. The accident happened 30 minutes before the two girls were to join their teammates for a meeting at St. Joseph High before Monday’s Gahr Tournament match against Bishop Montgomery.