I sub-ed for the P.E. teacher at IGC today, and a young man in middle school more than likely sustained a compound fracture from falling on his wrist in my gym class.
We were playing kick ball. He was trying to outrun a student that was in hot persuit of him, and getting ready to tag him out with the ball. He accelerated past home plate, hit the cement wall and fell with all of his weight on his wrist. It was pretty apparent that his wrist was badly broken.
What a tough little dude he was though. He got up, held his arm, and just looked at me like, "Uh-oh!"
I'm sure that he has gotten fitted for a colorful cast this afternoon. My sweet 8 year old niece also has a bright purple one on this week as well from getting bucked off her horse this weekend.
My prayers are that their little bones heal very quickly and they are both back on the kick ball court, and horse again soon.
Did I mention my ruling on the runner tumbling over the base was a home run...yes, he scored!!!