Wednesday, July 19, 2017

How Kurt Gibson Got Injured

Evan Lepler via Tuesday Toss: Week 16 gives details on Kurt Gibson's pectoral injury - specifically how Kurt got hurt. The injury occurred during a trip to play ultimate, but was non-ultimate related.

Gibson...suffered a torn pectoral muscle while 'jumping off a cliff in the Philippines' before the AUDL season began.

The injury occurred in early March while attending the Boon Rock Star Cup, an ultimate event in the Philippines that Gibson attended along with Jimmy Mickle. During a day excursion in Boracay, there were several people jumping off platforms of different heights into the ocean. Multiple times, Gibson leapt off an elevated diving board that was about eight meters high. Fearful of getting injured, he chose not to attempt the highest board. When he jumped off the same rock platform and into the water for a fourth and final time, he 'landed really weird.'
"As soon as I hit the water," he explains, "my body went down and my arm got caught on the surface and it pulled my arm up when I was kind of flexing, I guess; so that tore my tendon off the bone, and they had to sew it back on the bone. It wasn't too fun."

The injury prevented Gibson from participating in USA National Team and competing at The World Games. Gibson has fully recovered and played his first game of the AUDL 2017 with Dallas Roughnecks on Saturday. Additionally, Gibson plans to return to Boston Ironside for USAU Triple Crown Tour.

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