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April 26th, 2007 · 7 Comments

I was playing basketball this morning when I started sprinting after a loose ball. Somebody else was also sprinting after it from another angle. We collided and I got knocked into a cement block wall, head first.

The next thing I knew I was lying on the ground with everybody in the gym standing over me. I slowly came to my senses, and within 5 minutes stood up and walked a little. They said I had been out for just a few seconds.

That was this morning, and I think it’s safe to say that nothing serious is going to result — any brain swelling or bleeding would be evident by now. I’ve got a nasty bump on my head and a mild headache, but otherwise I’m OK.

Things like that happen so quickly. It could have been much worse.

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Richard // Apr 26, 2007 at 11:14 pm

    I hope it knocked some sense into you!

    Seriously, I’m glad you weren’t badly hurt. I’ve never been knocked out, except for surgery. Must be a strange feeling.

  • 2 Donna // Apr 27, 2007 at 6:38 am

    I think you should have it checked out. You never know with a head injury if there might be something going on. At least it doesn’t sound as serious as the last head injury you had!

  • 3 Don // Apr 27, 2007 at 6:53 am

    Glad you are feeling ok but I agree with Donna. You should at least let a Dr. know and leave it up to them if it should be checked out. I’m guessing yes since being knocked out is pretty serious(in spite of what TV shows).

  • 4 Daryl // Apr 27, 2007 at 8:17 am

    Woke up a little dizzy this morning. Decided maybe I should see a doctor after all, though dizziness is common for a few days after a concussion.

    I have an appointment for 10:20 this morning.

  • 5 Grandma // Apr 27, 2007 at 3:15 pm

    When I was working, and we were hurt, we had to fill out the injury report, and explain how we would prevent a repeat occurrence. One suggestion could be “You’re too old to play basketball!”

  • 6 Daryl // Apr 27, 2007 at 7:17 pm

    The doctor said that based on my alertness, balance, etc., there was probably nothing serious to worry about. However, he still wanted me to get a CT scan (Monday).

    I’m sure it’s partly just “CYA” for the doctor, but I guess it won’t hurt.

    But no basketball for “a while” — maybe a few weeks! How can I stand that? I’ll get fat, lazy and bored.

  • 7 Don // Apr 28, 2007 at 8:41 am

    Fat, lazy, bored. At least I’m not usually bored. You’re probably right on the CYA.