MIDDLETON, Wis. — A middle school basketball player suffered an unusual injury during a weekend tournament in Wisconsin.
The 14-year-old fell to the floor Sunday, and told a referee she couldn’t get up. A splinter from the floorboard had pushed its way into the girl’s abdomen.
“It was 3 to 4 inches long and in some parts, probably a quarter to a half inch deep,” said tournament organizer Perry Hibner.
The gym was emptied, and the girl was wheeled out and taken to a hospital.
Doctors determined that the giant splinter didn’t hit any vital organs… in fact, the girl wasn’t even bleeding. She’ll be o-k.
As for the broken floorboard, it’s been taped down, for now, and it’ll be replaced soon.
“I don’t know if we’ll ever hear something like this ever happening again anywhere,” Hibner said.