Basketball player pierced by piece of wood floor
Feb. 17, 2016
MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — A high school basketball player in southern Wisconsin is expected to return to the court soon after she was impaled by a piece of a gym's wood floor.
The 14-year-old Wisconsin Heights High School player was running down the court during a basketball tournament Sunday when she fell and slid along the floor at a field house in Middleton.
Tournament organizer Perry Hibner says the girl told the referee that she couldn't get up because there was a piece of wood stuck to her. Hibner says splinters from the broken piece of wood had pierced the girl's stomach region.
Spectators were asked to temporarily leave the tournament as paramedics treated the girl and rushed her to a Madison hospital where she spent the night. Hibner tells WISC-TV (http://bit.ly/1QGakV8 ) the girl suffered no internal organ damage.
Information from: WISC-TV, http://www.channel3000.com