Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Ouch and I Mean Ouch

From the NY Daily News: A 14-year-old female basketball player in Wisconsin was partially impaled by a floorboard during a scary accident on the hardwood.
The player was sprinting down the court when she collided with a ball-handler from the opposing team and hit the deck. She slid underneath the basket and stayed down because a four-inch piece of wood sticking up from the floor had pierced her torso, according to ABC 7 Chicago.
Emergency crews rushed to the Middleton gym and carried the girl out on a stretcher. She spent the night at American Family Children's Hospital, according to a local Wisconsin station, and reportedly did not suffer any injuries to her internal organs.
"They did some exploratory surgery to see if there were any perforations internally and there weren't," tournament organizer Perry Hibner told the local station.
Hibner said that the relatively new floor of the fieldhouse was put in 15 years ago and maintained that this was a freak occurrence.  http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/youth-basketball-player-partially-impaled-floorboard-article-1.2533751
I'm glad the young girl will be ok but that to be scary.
And can you say "LAWSUIT"?

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