So Aaron tore his ACL...well perhaps not tore...but injured. severely injured.
He's been MIA since Thursday night. laid out and uncomfortable. poor kid.
thursday he had his first scrimmage with the Metro Nemesis. He had been looking forward to the game all week, so much so that he got in numerous arguments with our pastor over the scheduling of our next premarital counseling session which was supposed to be on Wednesday, but Aaron refused as the scrimmage was scheduled for thursday and the first preseason game for saturday.
I had started making my weekend plans, knowing that he would be in and out with the team all saturday...I was too bored to stay home on thursday and I knew if he had a game he would end up staying home for the rest of the night. I called him and asked if i could hitch a ride to the game. he warned me I'd be bored..seeing that the alternative would be sleeping from the moment I get home until the next day i said I'd prefer the boredom of the game.
I headed to his house around 6:30 PM and we headed to the field in DC. We got there around 7:30 and i posted up in the stands with my pashmina as a jacket and my newest romance novel as a companion as he went to get ready.
the Team started warming up around 8:00 PM. I searched out Aaron, who can usually be spotted due to his Palumalo locks...but he was on the sideline getting suited up.
8:15 the Team has stopped running and has begun the customary lounges and squats...Aaron is still getting dressed
8:30 the team begins practice drills. Aaron begins to enter the field and start practicing
(please note that he did not warm up)
the game started around 9:00PM. black ppl....why say the game starts at 6:30 if its not supposed to start until 9:00 is beyond me...it just continues to show ppl that if they're late that things will be rescheduled to better fit into their schedules instead of the teams. w/e
9-9:15 they scrimmage with the Offense in. I can't tell if the Nemesis offense sucks or if the other defense is just amazing...
around 9:15 defense heads in. Aaron playing middle line backer.
play 2 - aaron runs up left field, attempts a quick dodge to cut off a player, his foot stays planted, his knee dodges left. he falls. rolls and stops.
30 seconds pass where he stays on the ground.
on his back.
the coach comes out
the trainer comes out
the players take a knee...
i grab my bag and start down the bleachers...
he couldn't even put weight on his knee. at the time i wasn't sure if it was his knee or his ankle. his ankles have been bothering him for a few weeks now. he hasn't really mentioned his knee...but alas...we all hoped his ACL or MCL weren't torn...and as his has to medical insurance fingers are crossed the rest and ice will do the trick...
its day 4....he's on crutches. the swelling has gone down. he now says there is a sharp pain on the inside of his knee whenever he puts weight on his leg.
its going to be a long week...all we can do is pray that its just a sprain. there's not much else we can do...