Roberto Nelson Bloodied After Breaking Backboard on Dunk (Video)
Roberto Nelson is entering his sophomore season as a guard for Oregon State. Though he’s only 6’3″ and 188 pounds according to his bio, he can dunk with some force. On a recent service trip to Macedonia for Beavers without Borders, Nelson dunked during a pick-up game, shattered the backboard, and got bloodied by the broken glass. Check out the amazing video via College Basketball Nation and beware, it gets pretty nasty:
Nelson needed 20 stitches to get fixed up, but it looks like he was OK. What’s surprising is that more players don’t get injured when they break the backboard. Think about it — it’s broken glass shattering on them. Seriously though, not a bad performance by a 6’3″ guy considering the last time we posted on someone shattering a backboard it was a 7-foot center.