A Fox 8 report from February 16 said a 14-year-old girl was playing in a basketball tournament in Middleton, Wisconsin when she fell to the ground and was impaled by a piece of the wood flooring. Witnesses inside the gym stated that they were confused when the girl was unable to get to her feet after the fall. The player’s mother, who is also her coach, quickly went to see what was wrong and that’s when the severity of the accident began to be apparent to the crowd.
According to reports, a piece of the floorboard broke in a “freak accident.” Responding medical crews transported the girl to the hospital and stated that none of her internal organs were injured in the accident. Tournament organizer Perry Hibner expressed shock at the accident, but stated that the girl is expected to make a full recovery.
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