Isaac Haas, a center for the Purdue Boilermakers, fractured his right elbow after he fell hard to the floor during the first round of the NCAA tournament. Haas fell on his right arm in the second half of the Boilermaker’s first round game against Cal State Fullerton. Despite the injury, Haas did participate in practice the next day. Haas was seen wearing a bulky black brace on his arm.
Haas missed the next game against Butler. Despite the big man in the middle not being able to play, the Boilermakers were able to come out with the win. Haas wanted to play in the game against Butler, but the bulky brace he had on his right arm was not cleared by the NCAA. The bulky brace held his broken elbow in place, but Haas was not able to play after the officials inspected it because it did not meet the player safety standards that have been outlined in the rulebook.
Our body is made up of many complex joints, and one of the most complex joints is the elbow. Why is the elbow one of the most complex? It is made up of multiple joints, and under normal circumstances, the joints will all work together to allow us to do all the things we do on a daily basis, including brushing our teeth and opening a door.
An elbow fracture can be minor to severe, and the severe elbow fracture will usually require surgery. Since the Boilermakers have moved on to the next round, Haas was holding out hope that he will be able to play in the remainder of the tournament. However, an additional X-ray revealed that the fracture in his elbow will require surgery. The fractured elbow means that Haas has played his last game as a Purdue Boilermaker.