This is the freakiest thing you’ll read today.
A 14-year-old girl is recovering from an injury after she dove after a loose ball in a Wisconsin basketball game. When she hit the floor, she was impaled by a piece of the wooden floor, which split in the middle.
“I mean, there’s no rhyme or reason to this one,” tournament organizer Perry Hibner told KFOR4.
The confusion started when the girl was unable to get up off the ground.
“The official said, ‘What do you mean? Are you hurt?'” Hibner explained. “And she’s like, ‘There’s a piece of wood stuck to me.'”
The piece of wood was “three to four inches” long and approximately half an inch deep. Everyone in the gym was asked to leave and the girl was taken to the hospital on a stretcher. Fortunately, no internal organs were hit.
“I don’t know if we’ll ever hear something like this ever happening again anywhere,” Hibner added. “Kind of like a strike of lightning where you just don’t think those things are going to happen. It was a complete fluke. I just think sometimes strange things happen and there’s no explanation for the phenomena.”
The girl is expected to be OK and back on the court soon.
You can click on the link below for video of the accident, but it comes with a warning for graphic content.
h/t to Barstool Sports
Thumbnail photo via Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports Images