Akil Mitchell describes eyeball popping out during basketball game
There is a basketball player, says he was “very good health, all things considered,” it emerged after the eye in the middle of the game, New Zealand media report.
Akil Mitchell, who plays for the New Zealand Breakers, was in Auckland to Australian NBL game on Thursday night when the accident occurred.
Finger to the opposing player accidentally kicked the eyeball him.
American fell to the ground clutching his hands in his left eye and was taken to the hospital.
“, With the palm of my hand I felt eyeball my eye on the side of my face,” said New Zealand’s Radio Sport. “I still see from the eye.”
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“I remember thinking, man … This is somewhat bad, but I really felt like it kind of out of place, and that’s when I kind of freaked out a bit.”
January 26: Players and staff from Breakers show concerns as they gather around Akil Mitchell, who suffers from a serious eye injury during the round 17 NBL match between the New Zealand Breakers and Cairns Taipans at the North Shore Events Centre on January 26, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand.
A player, aged 24 years, said he remembers hearing the fans and fellow players panicking and thought he would lose his eyesight and his career was over.
“Once I got in the ambulance they gave me a little pain medication and some salt water drops in my eyes and I felt it slip into the place, which is also a really weird feeling.