Texas A&M Guard Derrick Roland Breaks His Leg During A Game vs Washington

Texas A&M Guard Derrick Roland's Career Is Over, After This Vicious Broken Leg

12/23/09 in NCAABB   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

The good news is that Derrick Roland's surgery went well, and he's recovering. The bad news is that this was a ridiculously serious break, and his career is likely over. Roland is a senior at Texas A&M, and people are comparing this break to the one suffered by Joe Theismann, which ended his NFL career.

His teammates stayed with him at the hospital until his family could arrive, and clearly they were shook at the sight of his injury. In particular, Donald Sloan was devastated. Sloan and Roland had played basketball together since middle school.

Hopefully Roland will recover quickly and completely, but it looks like his playing days are over.

Derrick Roland Suffers Gruesome Broken Leg Injury [Larry Brown Sports]
Aggies' Roland undergoes leg surgery [ESPN]
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12/23/09   |   ataqwx   |   39 respect

I wish him the best. It's bad when anyone gets hurt.

12/23/09   |   BLKWOLF   |   89 respect


12/23/09   |   phatkat   |   1044 respect

sad to here about the young player...hopefully he didn't waste his college education not learning a trade or career to fall back on.

12/23/09   |   Captain_Chaos   |   287 respect

Brutal injury - I wish the kid the best in life going forward.

12/23/09   |   WBKsports   |   366 respect

 Let's hope Doctors could set the ligaments and bone, so it can fuse together properly. You never know...Technology and medicine are better since LT snapped Theismann's leg in 1985.

12/23/09   |   CowboyFan1   |   74 respect

was so horrible to see and it did remind me of Joe T when he broke his leg. So very sad for the young man.

12/23/09   |   mk_donley   |   2554 respect

What a horrible break! I had to hide my eyes when I saw this posted. That's not the way to end your career like that. I feel really bad for kid!

12/23/09   |   ipunki   |   91 respect

Holy mother of god that looks painful!!! Yet another reason humans weren't given wings...

12/23/09   |   elevenbravo138again   |   1163 respect

I will be remembering him and his family in my thoughts and prayers.

12/23/09   |   ChiTown123   |   111 respect

 What a shame. Hate to see this kind of stuff happen. 
I assumed it was a football player....dang.