Serving and passing in the back of the court in a defensive role instead of being the offensive force at the net as the team’s setter is not exactly the scenario Cameron Pittman wanted. But it beats sitting on the bench watching his buddies play because he’s already learned that can be painful.
Pittman, a Level 2 student at Corner Brook Regional High, is a member of the Humber Volleyball Club team vying for gold at the 2018 provincial 17U male volleyball championships being staged Feb. 16-17 in Corner Brook.
Pittman broke his left arm on Dec. 2, six days before he was supposed to be ready for his setter role with the Corner Brook High Titans at the provincial 4A boys volleyball championships in Gander.
He did make the trip with his Titan teammates, but not being able to play had him down in the dumps because he wanted to be on the floor.
“I was traumatized by it. It was bad. I couldn’t even watch it because I love to play so much,” Pittman said earlier this week.
Pittman was working out with a friend doing box jumps at Forever Young Fitness when he sustained an S-shape break in his arm. He ended up jumping too high, lost his balance and while trying to catch himself he landed on his arm and it snapped.
“I didn’t feel any pain until the doctor started moving it around,” he said.
He had to wear a cast for seven weeks, but now he’s coming along nicely after doing some physiotherapy and looks forward to getting back on the floor.
It’s a different vantage point for him, but it’s better than the alternative of having to watch helplessly from the sidelines.