(Nov. 7, 2009) - For the second time within two weeks, prayers from Loudoun are going out to a seriously injured standout athlete now away at college. Former Broad Run baseball and football player Ryan Diviney has suffered serious head trauma this weekend in an altercation at West Virginia University.
Friends and family of the 2008 grad are praying for his recovery.
"He has had surgery for head trauma," said Broad Run baseball coach Pat Cassidy who said that while details are still emerging the severity of the injury has shaken up him and those that know the popular Diviney. "It's bad whatever it is."
A former Broad Run teammate and WVU roommate of Diviney's, Tommy Meier, who transferred this year to UVA-Wise posted this on Facebook Saturday night: "Miracles do happen! Everybody get down and say a Prayer for Ryan Diviney! Don't just say it, DO IT! He's still got a chance! John 9:3."
Two weekends ago, former Stone Bridge football and basketball player Ryan Moody was involved in a serious car accident in the Tidewater area where he attends William and Mary. Moody is continuing to recover from his injuries.
Diviney is not the first local athlete seriously hurt while attending West Virginia as a year ago former Stone Bridge High School pitcher Ty Weaver was hit by a car while walking down a sidewalk in the college town.
VivaLoudoun editor Dan Sousa: As with Ryan Moody at Stone Bridge, Ryan Diviney is somebody I enjoyed covering while at Broad Run. As a parent of a 17-year-old this news just leaves me stunned. My family sends our thoughts and prayers to the Diviney family ... we hope to have better news to report in the future.