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Pasco's Walter overcomes injury bug

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PASCO, Wash. - Injuries are a part of sports. Nobody knows that better than Pasco's Danielle Walter. the sophomore guard is as talented as she is unlucky. She's dealt with three serious injuries in a row, and a lot of pain as well.
"Just bad luck, I guess," she said.   "Every time I get healthy, something else happens."
The bad run of luck started last year before her freshman season even began. She developed a cist on her lower back and it had to be removed.
"The doctors had to remove it After that it was irritated in that spot/. It got to the point where I couldn't even play, Playing through I took a lot of advil. It hurt really bad but I got through it."
She missed most of last season, then came back for the playoffs. That's when she tore her hamstring.
Sophomore year held hope for a new beginning, but the cist on her back was back. 
"The cist caused the nerves on her back to be irritated," said Coach Steve Davis.
As usual, Walter tried to tough it out. She played anyways.
"We had to kick her off the court she was in so much pain, and she wanted to play," said sr. guard Kelsie Ramsey.
She finally considered herself healed. But then the injury bug bit again.
"I was healthy and feeling great in practice, and then I ran into a teammate and tore tendons in my wrist," she said.
It's her non-shooting hand, so Danielle will of course stay in the game. That's good news for the Bulldogs. Walter is one of the top players, averaging nine points and five assists a game for Pasco, which is off to a 10-1 start.
"It's so nice having her back," said Ramsey.  "She the point guard. She controls us, and having her on the team makes it all better."