Oregon St. player shatters backboard, bloodies face

Oregon St. player shatters backboard, bloodies face

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Oregon St. player shatters backboard, bloodies face

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by KING 5 News

KTVB.COM

Posted on July 6, 2011 at 11:10 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 6 at 11:10 AM

SEATTLE – An Oregon State University basketball player shattered a backboard, sending him to the hospital to get 20 stitches on his face and arm. The video of the incident is gaining popularity on YouTube.

ESPN reports the player is sophomore Roberto Nelson.

It happened while Nelson was part of a service trip to Macedonia with some teammates, which ESPN said included helping a family add a second story to its home.

Watch the video here. The backboard incident happens at about 2:10.

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