Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Darrion Weems encountered quite a scare on Sunday after dropping a 325-pound bar on his chest while performing a bench press.
The weightlifting accident caused Weems to miss practice, but the big guy isn't expected to miss too much action, and is expected to make a full recovery.
Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett blamed a pre-existing thumb injury sustained by Weems as cause for the incident.
From the Star-Telegram:
“He was lifting weights, and he dropped the 325-pound bench press bar on his chest,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. “So that’s what he is dealing with right now. He has a thumb issue where he can’t put his thumb around the bar, so it’s kind of an open hand and the thing just kind of rolled off on him. So that’s the issue there. We will see how he is day to day…. I’ve certainly seen it before in the weight room,” Garrett said. “Sometimes that happens or sometimes they have to throw the weight off of one side or throw the weight off the other side or whatever.”
And this is why we have spotters, folks.
Via USA TODAY