CVCC Player and Family Thankful for Support After Storm Injury

BRANDON HILL INJURED WHILE COVERING FIELD WITH TARP

Brandon Hill can only be thankful when thinking about Monday.

“It just all of a sudden went chaos,” he said.

Hill and the rest of the CVCC baseball team were getting ready to cover their field with a tarp before the upcoming storms rolled in.

“It usually takes about 2-3 minutes to put the tarp down and as soon as we stretched it out and went to put heavy tings on top, that’s when everything just started going crazy,” said player MJ Rookard.

What they thought was going to be a quick and easy process took a turn for the worse.

“Nothing was happening and then all of a sudden the wind just picked up really bad and it took the tarp,” said Hill. “And took me with it.”

Hill was dragged by the tarp for a bit before crawling to safety.

He was taken to the hospital where it was determined he had a bruised lung, a sprained leg and a sprained neck.

But he says it could have been a lot worse.

“I was very fortunate that my teammates were there to help me out,” Hill said. “f they weren’t there, I probably wouldn’t have gotten help by myself.”

It was his teammates and coaches who took care of him until his family could drive down.

His mother says that call is never something you want to experience.

“It was the longest drive of my life,” she said.

But when Marquita Hill arrived at Midtown Medical Center, a different kind of emotion took over: Love.

Brandon’s teammates, classmates and coaches were all in the lobby, checking in on him and providing support.

“Coach Thomas gave me such a big relief,” Hill said. “He said let me prepare for what you’re gonna walk in to. You’re not about to walk in to a room where your son is bloody, there’s broken bones, he looks normal. And that just gave me comfort.”

Showing that CVCC is a family that will always take care of each other.

“His teammates, his coach, they love him,” she added. “They don’t generally just say it, they bleed it. They have each other’s back.”

Hill is out for the rest of the season and will soon begin an 8-week rehab.

He’s hoping to medically red shirt and play next season.

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