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Sep
08

The Luckiest Kid in America Last Week


Spencer Trapp, an 18 year old who plays football for Superior High School in Nebraska is fortunate to even be alive after a recent accident on the field. During the second quarter Trapp make a play and felt a little pain in his neck.

“When I went back and twisted I broke my 5th vertebrae and twisted it almost into my spinal cord. It felt like a strained neck but you don’t want to go out with a strained neck,” said Trapp. Thanks to the expert training staff for his football team, no one thought he was seriously injured and so Trapp later went out in the second half and made two more plays before finally coming out of the game. Later that night after seeing a doctor Trapp was informed he had broken his neck and after a CAT scan he was rushed into surgery.

“I just couldn’t believe it when the doctors told me that I had a broken neck, I played a football game with a broken neck,” Spencer said. “For the trauma team and all the trauma doctors they don’t understand how I walked in there and how I’m still alive and how I’m not paralyzed.” Neither do I! The injury, which normally causes paralysis at best and death at worst has sidelined Trapp but he remains able to walk and is expected to make a full recovery. His teammates have since shaved his number 10 into their heads to honor him as he remains unable to play and works on his recovery.


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