12.23.09 8 years ago 4 Comments

Yowsers. Sweet sassy molassey. Oh my goodness. Additional generic exclamation of disbelief.

It is never a good thing when a basketball player is unable to leave the court under his own power. It is even worse when that player has to be rolled off the court with his right leg immobilized.

But that is the situation Texas A&M senior Derrick Roland found himself in last night after breaking the tibia and fibula in his right leg after landing awkwardly underneath the basket during A&M’s game against Washington. Well, awkwardly may not be the best way of putting it – more like “SWEET MARY MOTHER OF GOD LOOK AT HIS LEG!!”

All the grisly goodness after the jump.

Yeesh. At first, I couldn’t bring myself to watch it, but my childlike curiosity won over common sense and now I have seen a sight I cannot unsee. Many in attendance last night likely feel the exact same way.

Fans on the side of the court facing Roland turned away at the harrowing sight of an apparently broken right leg. Four University of Washington doctors rushed to Roland’s side and he lay still on his back, arms over his eyes. His leg was bent out, according to a Washington spokesman who was sitting a few feet away.

The spokesman said the only thing he’d ever seen like it was former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann’s broken leg that was on graphic display for a national television audience during a Monday night game in 1985. via.

That’s right, Joe Theismann. Your time has passed. We now have a new person who will now be forever associated with a horrifying leg injury. What an honor for Roland, right?

Roland was the second leading scorer for the No. 19 Aggies, and although I am not a doctor, my guess is he won’t be playing in a basketball game anytime soon. Or practicing. Or walking. Or standing while urinating.

Plus the Aggies lost the game to the No. 22-ranked Huskies by a score of 73-64. That is probably the worst part of this whole story.

What? It’s Division 1 basketball, brother. Time waits for no man. Or trips to the hospital for emergency surgeries.

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