I didn’t see what happened but my 11 1/2 left handed son was at practice this Tuesday night and the coach uses dads on the field for practice. 12u Aaa team they combine two teams to practice together. They were fielding the ground ball and throwing the ball to 1st base the coach, (dad), sons team mate father, was on first base didn’t catch the ball and it nail him on the right side of his face- he drop to the floor! Blood everywhere! He couldn’t walk for 30 mins and his eyes lost vision! 1 hrs after he manage to stumble to his car and drove off. Main coach and other dads advise him to go to the dr! But practice went on as usual.
My son was very shook up and all the teammates was saying “he killed the coach” as a joke! Every day since my son keep asking how is the coach, he’s feels bad, even in his sleep he’s saying “sorry coach”! My hubby travels so he was not at practice! He tells my son “they have a glove to catch the ball”! The other main coach and other dads said it was not a wild throw! I didn’t see it but I heard the crack (No judging, no who’s right or wrong) just trying to explain it as best as I can
Well today I got a call from another mom (she said on the group what’s up app the team is talking about it) and she said the dad finally went to the dr and they did CAT scan and he was lifted to get trauma surgery! Multiple fractures, swollen bulging eye, and maybe brain swelling!
How do you talk to your child and what would you say to your child?
Today is practice and I know the other kids will bring it up! I want to talk to him beforehand but I don’t know what to say! The dad son is on the other team and I just don’t know what to say to my son!
My hubby said you tell him it’s a broken bone, and it’s not his fault!
I might just be paranoid! Or emotional or overwhelm.
Any reasoning is greatly appreciated!
What would you do????