High School Freshman Basketball Player Dives For Loose Ball, Gets Stabbed By Floorboard
Jake ODonnell 03:12 pm, February 16th, 2016
A 14-year-old girl from Wisconsin Heights, Wisconsin, hit the deck for a loose ball during a high school basketball game over the weekend...and the deck hit back. No joke, this could possibly be the most cringe-inducing sports accident we've ever witnessed. She was impaled by a jagged piece of pine jutting out from the baseline floor.
[KFOR Wisconsin] "The official said, ‘What do you mean? Are you hurt?’ And she’s like, ‘There’s a piece of wood stuck to me,” [tournament official Perry] Hibner said.
The board had split in the middle and stuck into the girl from Wisconsin Heights, Wis. Her mom, the coach, was quickly by her side.
“It was 3 to 4 inches long and in some parts, probably a quarter to a half-inch deep,” Hibner said. Minutes later, emergency crews showed up and everyone was asked to leave the gym. “We thought they were going to have to remove an entire board and take the board to the hospital,” Hibner said. That didn’t have to happen, but the eighth-grader was loaded on a stretcher and spent the night at the hospital. None of her internal organs were hit by the wood.
On the brightside, the poor girl is going to be ok, in addition to the fact that everyone at her school now knows she is definitively NOT a vampire, as the wooden stake driven into her chest did not cause her to evaporate into a fiery mist. Congratulations, you're mortal! Hooray!
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