Athletes always risk injury while they play sports, even as they practice for competition. Teams like the St. Lawrence Vikings women’s basketball team losing four key members, a third of their roster, at the beginning of the year sparked a lot of conversation around injury in the OCAA, but they weren’t the only ones. Injuries are a part of an athlete’s life.
As he takes out his headphones and heads to the University of Toronto-Mississauga (UTM) gym basketball court, the 6’4” Eagles number 12 forward, Zamam Khan, prepares to play against yet another college team. A voice in his head reminds him to do his best, but to remember it’s only basketball. Then the buzzer sounds telling everyone in the room the game is starting.
Meet Kenny Ejim, a basketball player for the Humber Hawks.
Ejim’s been cheating for a while now. He knows he shouldn’t but everything in moderation, right? Whenever he feels the moment is right he can’t keep his hands off a thick, juicy burger. Being an athlete, he must constantly eat foods that will keep him in his prime. He believes it isn’t what you eat, but when you eat that matters.