Posted: 3:54 pm Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Summit Christian guard Farad Cobb expected to return from injury on Saturday 

By Jeff Greer

His status has been a bit of a mystery to everyone outside of Summit Christian’s camp, but Farad Cobb’s ankle is finally healthy again.

Cobb, a 6-foot guard who has signed with Tennessee-Chattanooga, has been hobbled by a high ankle sprain, which has forced him to miss seven games this season, including the past four. But coach Murray Smith said this morning that Cobb felt good enough to play in Summit Christian’s tangle with Winter Haven tonight at Lake Wales High.

Summit Christian (16-1) lost its first game of the season last week with Cobb on the bench, and the Saints have struggled at times without their go-to scorer and offensive talisman.

“We’ve kept it together with some tacks, some glue, maybe some tape,” joked Smith. “Now that Farad’s feeling good, we’ll just feel more like a team.”

Fellow starter Dorian O’Neal will miss the whole season with an ankle injury, Smith said, and several other players have been nicked and bruised along the way. Cobb didn’t want to return until he felt fully healed. Smith said Cobb could’ve played in Friday night’s 57-41 win over Jupiter Christian.