By USA Today Staff • Aug. 26, 2018 11:15 a.m.
ETThe day was a little brighter for a young man who suffered a major injury to his hip in a fall at the Cincinnati Bengals practice facility.
It happened Sunday afternoon during the Bengals’ first practice of the preseason.
He was on his way to get treatment for a hip injury suffered in the spring.
The man, who wanted to remain anonymous, was sitting in a chair in the corner of the practice field.
His right leg was wrapped around a metal rod, which was attached to the end of a wooden frame.
He leaned forward and looked down at his left hip.
He said he had to go to the bathroom, which he did.
He looked up and saw a man wearing a knee brace sitting on the sideline, watching the game.
The man leaned back in his chair and put his hand on the hip.
The young man said he felt pain in his right hip, and couldn’t move.
He could only sit up and stand up.
The young man had to call his mom.
He had to sit in the bench.
He had to stop and take a deep breath, he said.
The pain was intense, he told USA TODAY Sports.
He asked the woman who was watching the video, “Did you feel that?
Did you feel the pain?”
She said, “No, no, no.
He asked the man to go in the locker room and get a doctor’s note to tell him he had an infection.
That’s when he heard a loud bang.
The pain was so intense that he could barely hear his mom’s voice over the video.
He sat down and the pain subsided.
He took the brace off.
He felt fine for the next two days.
The next day, he got up and looked around, but he could see nothing.
He walked into the Bengals practice facilities and found his injury.
It’s a bad hip, he thought.
I feel horrible, he texted his mother.
The next day he was in the hospital.
The medical staff at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital told him that he was lucky to be alive.
The surgeon told him to expect six to eight weeks to heal.
A week later, the boy is back at work and working with a team of plastic surgeons.
The hospital also said it will provide $1,200 for the boy’s medical bills.
“It was really shocking,” his mother, who didn’t want to give her last name, told USA Today Sports.
“I’m not saying this to scare you, but you’re going to have to live with it for a while.
You’re going not be able to move your hips and you’re not going to be able walk.”
He’s now back at home in Ohio with his family, working on getting back on his feet.
He’s still a little scared about the surgery, but now he can focus on getting the braces off and getting back to his job.
“The doctors said it was just a broken bone.
I know it wasn’t,” he said of his hip.
“It’s just a little piece of metal that just came off.”