In a story certain to make you cringe and look away, a 14-year-old female basketball player in Mazomanie, Wisconsin narrowly avoided a catastrophic injury when she dove after a loose ball. Sliding on her stomach toward the baseline, the girl came to an abrupt stop atop a piece of wood from a split floorboard.
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Yes. You read that right. A piece of wood about 3 to 4 inches long impaled the young girl. In a serious stroke of luck, it avoided piercing any of her internal organs. She was removed from the court on a stretcher and taken to a hospital where she stayed overnight. She is said to be OK, but the gym floor needs to be replaced, like, this minute.