Posted: 6:44 pm Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Dwyer DE Mark Kelly OK after freak injury Friday night 

By Jeff Greer

Dwyer players and coaches got a jolt of relief Saturday morning when Mark Kelly showed up at film study.

The Panthers’ defensive end is OK after feeling a pop in his neck in the fourth quarter of Dwyer’s 15-7 loss at Miami Central at a rain-drenched Traz Powell Stadium in Miami on Friday night. He was carted off the field on a stretcher and left in a Miami-Dade ambulance with 4:02 left in the game.

Dwyer personnel Friday said the stretcher and hospital visit were precautionary. Kelly waved as he was rolled off the field.

The 6-foot-1, 220-pound junior is a major part of Dwyer’s ferocious defensive line.