3:37 pm September 6, 2012, by AJC
By David Purdum / For the AJC
Northside-Warner Robins star defensive end Austin Roberts, who was shot in the side at a Sunday gathering, was back in school Tuesday and has been cleared to resume practicing next week.
According to Northside coach Kevin Kinsler, the bullet hit Roberts in the side and exited without causing any major injury.
The Eagles host Veterans tonight. Roberts will not play, but Kinsler expects him to be on the sidelines cheering on his teammates.
“He feels very blessed,” said Kinsler in a Thursday phone interview. “His biggest concern was letting his teammates down.”
Kinsler said he addressed the situation with Roberts and the team and reminded them to make good decisions and be aware of their surroundings.
Kinsler said Roberts was not involved in the confrontation at the gathering that results in shots being fired.
Pernell Hill and Cassius Miller will play in Roberts’ defensive end spot.
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