Incoming freshman Trey Lealaimatafao, who I just covered two weeks ago in Better Know a Freshman, suffered a serious biceps injury today after he punched through a glass window in the LSU weight room. NOLA.com has the story here.
Sources who were present said Lealaimatafao, a four-star recruit from San Antonio, Texas, was upset about a disagreement with his girlfriend, and punched the window between the weight room and indoor practice facility. The sources said the glass "tore through" Lealaimatafao's bicep and they could see the bone underneath.
Right now, Lealaimatafao's health is the serious concern. Early reports suggested a threat of amputation, but LSU SID Michael Bonnette clarified that that is not true. However, any laceration deep enough to expose bone is a significant injury.
What this means for his football future is unclear at this point. Lealaimatafao's season is seemingly ended here, which is unfortunate considering his frame and athletic ability suggested he may be able to crack the DT rotation, despite the depth.
We should also note that this is a remarkably stupid decision, even for a 17-year-old. Let's hope this serves as a wake-up call for Lealaimatafao to channel his anger in more productive ways.
Here's to hoping he makes a speedy and full recovery.
Another source confirms that DT Trey Lealaimatafao got stitches to the injured arm. Nothing else needed. #LSU— Ross Dellenger (@DellengerAdv) July 22, 2014