“Ewwwwww,” I told Kyle Martino, indicating his injured hand. The stitches and swelling are at the point in the healing process where it’s getting better, but it looks really horrible. Sweating under the soft cast Kyle wears to protect it during games probably doesn’t help, either.
But I was referring to how gross it all looked. Kyle described an element I didn’t even want to think about.
"I fell on it tonight and hurt it pretty bad, but I think it’s going to be alright as long as I keep it casted up. I’ve got to go put the cast back on now.”
“Why did you take it off?”
“I wanted to shower and clean it. It’s starting to smell pretty bad. I’ll fall asleep and next thing I know I’ll wake up and think, ‘What is that?’ And it’s my hand.”
Billy Witz: (No, Billy doesn’t follow me around, we just happened to interview the same people that night) “What exactly happened to you?”
“I tore a tendon off the bone.”
“Does it hurt – do you feel the pain when you play?”
“Not exactly. It’s mostly just awkward, having something on your wrist that you’re not used to.”