LSU freshman defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao reportedly suffered a serious arm injury on Monday after he put his fist through a glass window in the team’s weight room. According to Ross Dellenger of the Baton Rouge Advocate, Lealaimatafao was rushed to the hospital after he tore muscles “down to the bone.”
Lealaimatafao allegedly punched through the window after he got into an argument with another LSU football player. Sources told Dellenger he had a “big cut” on his arm that required stitches. The injury was so bad that another person in the weight room reportedly passed out.
Lealaimatafao is likely going to need surgery and could wind up missing his freshman season. The incoming freshman was ranked one of the top 40 defensive lineman in the high school class of 2014.
The gash on Lealaimatafao’s arm was so bad that a source felt the need to tell Dellenger the injury is not career or life threatening. If this was just a minor cut that required a few stitches, I’m guessing no one would be wondering if the arm injury was going to be career-ending.
Lealaimatafao tweeted a photo from the hospital on Tuesday morning and said he is doing well.
Hi everyone, I'm doing well pic.twitter.com/xKdECracQY
— Trey Lealaimatafao™ (@TLay_56) July 22, 2014
Haven’t we learned anything from Amar’e Stoudemire and the brutal hand injury he suffered a couple years ago by punching something? If you’re that angry, just scream. Putting your hand through glass never ends well.