Only a week after setting the world on fire with his incredibly athletic ability at 320 lbs., former New York Giants quarterback Jared Lorenzen suffered a broken leg that will end his Indoor Football season and, possibly, his football career.
"Thanks everyone for the support. It's a broken tibia and surgery next week. Really can't thank everyone enough. It's been great to read your tweets," Lorenzen tweeted.
During a game between the Northern Kentucky River Monsters and Erie Explosion, Lorenzen was scrambling towards the endzone when a defender cut his legs out from underneath him. Unfortunately, the Pillsbury Throwboy was unable to get back to his feet and needed four people, including teammates, to help carry him off of the field.
An apologetic Lorenzen was then put on a stretcher, packed into and ambulance and taken to the hospital for further evaluation.
Up until his injury, Lorenzen was enjoying a revival in the media. His ability to play at such a hefty weight became a viral sensation last week, resulting in a seemingly endless flow of radio spots, talk shows and even a few minutes on multiple ESPN programs.
“It shocked the heck out of me, because there weren’t that many people there,” Lorenzen said about the indoor football game where the original video was taken. “And I guess somebody thought it would be funny to get the fat kid running around, and said, ‘Let’s tape that,’ make a couple people and his buddies laugh.”
Lorenzen said he embraced the nicknames — that he loved them — and was just enjoying whatever football he had left to play. So, for his sake, we hope this is not the end.
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