SJ - August 5, 2021
Mark this down as an all-time athlete injury. LSU quarterback Myles Brennan will miss time after breaking his arm in a flip flop accident on a fishing trip.
The senior, who was competing for the starting job, broke his arm after his flip flop got caught in a dock on a fishing trip causing him to fall. He was carrying his fishing gear at the time and was unable to catch himself.
Brennan's father Owen revealed the cause of the unfortunate injury.
From Saturday Down South:
According to Owen Brennan, Myles had fishing gear in his hands when his flip flop got caught in the dock, causing him to fall. Brennan was unable to brace himself. Owen Brennan relayed that Myles went to bed thinking it was just a bruise before doctors confirmed it was a compound fracture of the humerus bone in his left arm.
“He could have been anywhere, anytime, and this accident could have happened,” Owen Brennan said on WWL. “It was just an absolute freak accident. He was not doing anything that he was not supposed to be doing.”
Brennan now has a metal plate and screws in his arm following surgery. He should be able to resume throwing with his uninjured arm in two weeks. Brennan begins rehab on Friday.
The good news is he broke his non-throwing arm. The bad news is he has extremely brittle bones and he plays football. Less fishing trips and more calcium for Myles.