WARNING: This is something you cannot unsee!
New Zealand Breakers player Akil Mitchell was playing against the Cairns Taipans when his court-time was ended in the most horrific fashion.
As you can see in the video, when Akil Mitchell went up to challenge for the ball, Taipans’ Nnanna Egwu accidentally caught Mitchell in the eye. The game was halted for 15 minutes, and Mitchell eventually walked off court assisted by his team’s coaching staff with a towel draped over his head.
Incredibly, it is believed that Mitchell will not have any serious lasting damage to the eye!