Plenty of bad news unfolded for Buzzy Yokoyama Friday night.
A knee injury struck the Newport Harbor High junior tailback, who had been off to a hot start. Later, while at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, another reason to be sad came, as he was told the Sailors lost to San Clemente, 21-20, in overtime.
But a bit of good news settled in the background. Yokoyama's MRI results showed his right kneecap had dislocated. The knee will not require surgery.
Newport Harbor Coach Jeff Brinkley expects Yokoyama to return during the regular season. But an exact date is not known as Yokoyama is still attempting to discover the severity of the injury.
He said the knee was not sore Saturday. The knee is in a brace and he's using crutches.
Recovery time for some kneecap dislocations takes up to four weeks, while others last up to six weeks.
Yokoyama is confident he'll return during the regular season. He said he will visit the doctor on Monday or Tuesday to find out more about the injury and what he'll need to do to return.