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Capitols lose WR's Sangster, Williams to Injury

June 3, 2002 - National Indoor Football League (NIFL) - Lincoln Capitols News Release

The Lincoln Capitols suffered a pair of key injuries in Friday night’s victory over the LaCrosse Night Train, losing wide receiver Zach Sangster and wideout Stan Williams, who was also seeing relief action in the defensive backfield.

Sangster suffered a tear to the patellar tendon in his right knee in the third quarter of Friday’s game and will miss six weeks, which could potentially mean a return for a second-round playoff contest. He had made five catches, most acrobatic, for 57 yards in the Captiol win, and trails only Damon Benning in receptions for the season. Through ten games, Sangster had made 39 catches for 407 yards and five touchdowns. He was averaging over 10 yards a reception in his fourth season of indoor football.

“His loss is disappointing, because he was a guy that I’ve coached for four years,” said head coach Jose Jefferson. “He has really become a great possession receiver, and we will definitely be affected by losing him.”

Williams suffered a ACL tear in the fourth quarter after having seen action in three of the Capitols’ last four games, primarily on the defensive side of the ball. The Central Missouri State product came to the Capitols as a wide receiver, but had been shifted to defensive back because of the season ending knee injury suffered by Troy Watchorn earlier in the campaign. He had made a season best four tackles Friday night before suffering the injury.

The division-leading Capitols play their final regular season road game Saturday night when they meet the Tri-City Diesel for the first time. Game time is at 7:35 PM in Kearney.

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