N.J. high school baseball player sues coach for telling him to slideA New Jersey judge is being asked to consider whether a high school baseball coach was “negligent” when he signaled for one of his players to slide during a game, resulting in injury.
A judge had already dismissed the case, but the appellate court ruled that the lower court judge “never analyzed whether (the player) presented facts in support of his claim that … conduct was reckless.” The judge will now reconsider the suit and either dismiss it or set a trial.According to court documents, and as reported by MyCentralJersey.com, former Bound Brook High School baseball player Jake Maser hit a ball into the gap with runners on second and third with his team up 6-0. As Maser rounded second and approached third, coach John Suk signaled Maser to slide. When Maser dropped to the ground, his cleat dug into the dirt and caused him to roll over his right ankle. The injury required surgery.
Maser’s lawsuit claims Suk and the Bound Brook Board of Education “negligently” and “carelessly” supervised the game, according to court documents. The article does not indicate what Maser seeks in damages.
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