National Basketball Player Could Lose Sight After ‘Freak Accident’

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National basketball player, Lennox “Termite” McCoy, is hopeful he will not entirely lose his sight after what he describes as a “freak accident,” has left him nursing a serious injury to his left eye.
McCoy was rushed to the Mount St. John’s Medical Centre last Tuesday after a resistance band he was using at home during his workout, came loose and struck him in the eye. The former professional player said he is still coming to terms with what really happened.
“I was just about to finish up the workout and this was Tuesday morning and I latched it on the top of the door. I remember pulling it once and after pulling it the second time all I remember is that I was on the floor,” he said.
“I looked in my hand and was trying to see but out of my other eye I was just seeing blood so I was searching for my phone to find out who I could call. I was able to get hold of my brother and he came. All I know is that the resistance band came, I was about five feet away and it was just like somebody hit me with a catapult,” he added. 
The Baldwin Braves player who now wears sunshades to protect the affected eye, said doctors here have hinted he could require surgery.
“The problem is that it’s still swollen and he’s [the doctor] not seeing anything in the back of the eye, like we are not seeing the retina. We know there is going to be a cataract surgery but we can’t’ see anything so that has been like a little scare for us right now so we don’t know exactly what is going on because there is so much inflammation and swelling in the back,” McCoy said. 
Since the incident occurred one week ago, the player said support from the basketball fraternity has been pouring in.
“I had a lot of people who have been calling me and making pledges to help me throughout the process and I spoke to Aldo McCoy [General Secretary of the basketball association] and I also spoke to Daryll Matthew [Minister of Sports] and he showed his concern as well so everybody is just waiting to find out what type of surgery it is going to be. I probably will not know until another few days or towards the end of the week,” he said.
McCoy recently represented Antigua and Barbuda in the FIBA AmeriCup 2021 Pre-Qualifiers in Suriname.

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