Punching a glass window is a bad idea. LSU freshman Trey Lealaimatafao learned this the hard way.
According to NOLA.com, Lealaimatafao suffered a serious arm injury after punching a glass window in the Tigers’ weight room on Monday. The 6-foot, 300-pound Lealaimatafao, a three-star defensive tackle from San Antonio, Texas, was reportedly “upset about a disagreement with his girlfriend.”
In another report, the Advocate, citing two “independent sources,” said that Lealaimatafao punched the window following “a dispute with another football player.”
When he punched the window, which is situated between the weight room and the indoor practice facility, the glass reportedly “tore through” Lealaimatafao’s bicep. A witness described the scene to NOLA.com as “horrific.”
LSU sports information director Michael Bonnette confirmed the incident to NOLA.com and said that Lealaimatafao was taken to an area hospital and is currently being treated for his injury.
Lealaimatafao tweeted out a photo of himself in a hospital bed Tuesday morning and wrote that he is “doing well.”
Hi everyone, I'm doing well pic.twitter.com/xKdECracQY— Trey Lealaimatafao™ (@TLay_56) July 22, 2014
There was an initial report that the Lealaimatafao’s injuries could potentially force amputation, but Bonnette said that was not the case. It is not immediately known how the injury will impact Lealaimatafao’s freshman season.
Lealaimatafao originally committed to Texas but made the switch to LSU in January.
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