As this year’s NCAA men’s tournament wrapped up, many brackets were busted from the beginning and one superstar’s ACL, Da’Sean Butler’s, got busted at the very end–with only nine minutes left in the game to determine who would play for the national title.
“… with just under nine minutes remaining in regulation, Butler drove the left baseline and went to plant his left foot. However, Butler’s leg gave out on his way up to shoot, and he went down immediately in pain.” From tsn.ca
Yesterday Butler went in for surgery to repair the torn ACL in his left knee. WVNS, CBS 59, is also reporting that Da’Sean sprained his MCL and sustained two bone bruises. Ouch! Sounds like me, only that when I went down on the indoor soccer turf during a recreational game, I didn’t leave the field as “the Mountaineers as the third-leading scorer in school history. He racked up 2,095 points. The Newark, N.J. native also played in a record setting 146 games.”
Congrats to Da’Sean. The dreaded tears and pops happen to the best of us.