Stuff Happens!

Posted By: Ryan Oliver
Posted On: February 28th, 2017
Attending: Ulster University

In Cork over the weekend I had a wee fall on my wrist in our 20-point win over Fr. Matthews. When I fell, I felt something crack but continued to play through the pain. I thought it was minor but after the game I began to worry about my wrist as I had limited mobility. I took ibuprofen and ice’d it all night in order to prepare for the game the following day for 2nd place vs Neptune Basketball Club.


The next morning when I woke up I couldn’t move my wrist at all. I was very concerned but I wanted to play. After icing al morning and taking more Ibuprofen meds, I suited up to play. I went through warm-ups and realized I couldn’t catch the ball nor shoot the ball. I sat that game out and decided to see a doctor first thing the next morning. Right away I was diagnosed with a fracture in my scaphoid in my right wrist. I was very bummed about this because the recovery was minimum of six weeks. That means my playing in Ireland has come to an end.


I was extremely sad and felt like I let my teammates down. But the overwhelming support from the SCL staff, my support system back home, my coaching staff, other Victory Scholars and my teammates was very supportive and very encouraging. I know everything happens for a reason and I will never question God’s plan on my life. As for the next 6 weeks, I’ll be in a cast making the most of my life if you need me!

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