By ARMANDO GARZA
Special to the NEWS
RIO HONDO – Last October, everyone thought Juan Puga was finished playing football.
The Rio Hondo senior quarterback tore the anterior crucial ligament in his right knee in a game against La Feria. He did not play again and could only stand on the sidelines and watch.
But nearly eight months later, Puga is hard at work training…to play football.
Showing incredible resolve and dedication, Puga, along with the terrific help of Jaime Cavazos of CSI Training, rehabilitated his knee and eventually made it back for the annual RGVCA East-West All-Star game in May.
The story doesn’t end there.
Puga confirmed this week he will play football at the collegiate level at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, an NCAA Division-III program, this fall.
And he couldn’t be more grateful.
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