UCLA Forward Travis Wear Injures Foot While Snorkeling
Things are not looking up for the UCLA men’s basketball team. Their last two losses — in fairness — came against ranked opponents, but a 1-4 start is not exactly what the Bruins were hoping for to kick off the 2011-2012 season. To make matters worse, they became the latest victim of the weird injury bug on Thursday when leading scorer Travis Wear hurt his foot.
According to the L.A. Times, the sophomore forward was snorkeling in Hawaii when he cut his foot and needed five stitches. Apparently the Maui Invitational did not include a presentation about the dangers of coral and how deceptively sharp it can be. Of course you’re going to snorkel when you score a free trip to Hawaii, but at least know some basic guidelines before you embark.
Wear missed practice on Saturday and is scheduled to be reevaluated on Monday. Athletes really need to start paying more attention when they’re around sharp things. With important games on the line, we can’t have guys slicing their hands open with scissors and injuring their hands trying to clean a blender. Didn’t these guys learn anything about safety when they were growing up?