You expect a few sprained ankles and a few bruises while playing basketball, but you never expect something like this.
A 14-year-old girl was hustling hard during a basketball game and went sliding down on the court. It’s a move you often see during a game, and usually the player is able to get right back up.
But this girl wasn’t moving, and when the official went to check on her, she told him that she couldn’t get up. “What do you mean? Are you hurt?” He asked her. She replied by informing him that there was a piece of wood stuck inside her body.
The board had apparently split down the middle. Tournament organizer Perry Hibner told reporters, “It was 3 to 4 inches long and in some parts, probably a quarter to a half-inch deep.”
As you can see in the video below, emergency officials were on the scene in a matter of minutes and were able to safely get the girl on a stretcher.
“We thought they were going to have to remove an entire board and take the board to the hospital.”
Thankfully nothing that extreme had to happen. The girl spent the night in the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. In fact, Hibner claims she will be ready to play again in the near future.