Here is Landon - number 80 - in his first football game for Concord High. His position is corner and they had him play the whole game Thursday night.
His wrist got hyper-extended when a lineman was blocking him in the 2nd quarter. He said it really hurt - but one of the coaches just taped it up and they sent him back out to play the rest of the game.
Friday - it wasn't swollen, but he said it REALLY hurt - so we took him into Kaiser to get it checked out. The Dr. poked around at his wrist and said it was probably just a muscle strain and after a week in a wrist brace he'd be 100% again. He sent us down for an X-ray just to be certain. When he popped the X-ray on the screen we were all in for a surprise. You could clearly see the buckle fracture above his wrist. The Dr. said - "sorry buddy - you are in a cast for the next 6 weeks. Tough break".
Pretty devastating news for a kid that has been training all summer long with the football team -and so excited to play and to be a starter. His cast should be coming off just as the season ends. So sad.
I still can't believe he played the last 2 quarters of the game with a broken wrist! I said so to the Dr. and he said - "Well, this is one tough kid!" So here's a picture of him playing in the last half (with a broken wrist). I agree with the Dr. - Landon is tough and pretty dedicated to football. I'm proud of you Landon!
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