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Extremely Disturbing: Basketball Player’s Eyeball Pops Out of Socket (Video)
I may have to reevaluate my life decisions after watching this video.
Former basketball player at the University of Virginia, Akil Mitchell, had his eyeball pop out of his socket during a recent NBL game after he was poked in the eye while going up for a rebound.
Mitchell dropped to the floor immediately in agony as the game had to be stopped for 15 minutes.
“While there is some damage the early reports are very positive that the injury is not as serious as first feared,” Dillon Boucher, the GM for the New Zealand Breakers, Mitchell’s team in the Australian and New Zealand based league, said. He’s out of the hospital and appears to be on the road to recovery.
Update: Akil Mitchell is doing well & resting, he can see in that eye, further tests will be done tomorrow. We wish him a speedy recovery!
— NBL (@NBL) January 26, 2017
While recovering, Mitchell even joked about it on Twitter:
… too soon? Lol thanks for all the love, well wishes, and prayers tonight. I’m home and seeing fine, more tests tomorrow
— akil mitchell (@ajmitchell25) January 26, 2017