After a heart breaking freak accident, Cincinnati Bengals lineman Larry Black told TMZ he is determined to get back into the NFL. Black suffered a horrifying injury in a freak accident captured on HBO’s “Hard Knocks.”
Millions watched as Black’s promising rookie campaign came to a gut wrenching end last week when he suffered a dislocated ankle and broken fibula during a routine practice drill.
Check him out in the video below.
“The outpouring of support has been crazy, thousands of tweets and letters coming from all over the world. If for some reason I don’t make it back – I’ve got a degree in Sports Management from Indiana and I’ll try to get a job with either a college or pro team helping to work with the athletes. But honestly I’m not even thinking about that right now. I’m just focused on getting back as quickly as possible. I’ll definitely be back.”
Black’s doctors estimate his recovery will take between 6 and 12 months.
According to TMZ, there’s a silver lining for the big man, because the injury was sustained on the field, he’ll still get paid for the season — and will pull in a figure just north of $200k in addition to his medical care.
We aren’t so sure we’d say $200,000.00 can replace living out the dream this guy has had since he was a little boy but it could do a whole lot to help! Get better soon Larry! We really hope we get to see you on the field one day soon!
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