Lose The Family Jewels? | Emergency Testicular Torsion Surgery For Clemson Hooper Brevin Galloway

Clemson Tigers basketball player Brevin Galloway shared intimate details about what the university labeled his “abdominal issue” Thursday night.

Why Happened To Brevin Galloway?

“This morning, I went to lift, I came back, I took a nap, I woke up from my nap — my balls and my nut sack were exploded!” Galloway said in an Instagram video. “I don’t know what happened to my balls, I guess they were trying to be like basketballs. But we made it. Now, I’m going to be spoiled for the next 48 hours, and I will be back in a uniform shortly.”

Galloway underwent emergency surgery for testicular torsion. According to the Mayo Clinic:

Testicular torsion occurs when a testicle rotates, twisting the spermatic cord that brings blood to the scrotum. The reduced blood flow causes sudden and often severe pain and swelling.
Testicular torsion is most common between ages 12 and 18, but it can occur at any age, even before birth.
Testicular torsion usually requires emergency surgery. If treated quickly, the testicle can usually be saved. But when blood flow has been cut off for too long, a testicle might become so badly damaged that it has to be removed.

Wow! For those of us that have testicles, we know how sensitive that region of the body is. Imagine that kind of trauma?

What kind of weight lifting was Galloway doing? Was he previously injured from playing basketball?

Stadium’s Jeff Goodman reported that Brad Brownell, the Tigers’ head coach, replied with a “no comment” when asked about Galloway’s initial post. Goodman posted a laughing emoji. Not sure what was so funny about that situation.

No. 23 Clemson (17-4, 9-1 ACC) was picked to finish 11th in the preseason poll. But they enter the weekend with a one-game lead on Virginia in the loss column atop the ACC standings. Brownell was on the hot-seat to begin the season.

“It happens a lot at this level, has happened at Clemson before, I’m at the point now where I’m just trying to pour everything into my kids, enjoy it as much as I can and enjoy the coaching aspect of it,” Brownell said. “I’ve been a head coach for 21 years, been at Clemson for 13 years. It’s hard to be at a place that long. I get it. Occasionally does it rub you the wrong way? Sure it does, because you think you’ve done a pretty good job, but you understand the nature of the business, put your head down and keep going at it. You can’t consume yourself with what’s going on around you.”

Galloway seems to be in good spirits and looks like he’s on the road to recovery. But it’s unclear exactly how long the Tigers will be without him. He’s a starter averaging 10 points per game and shooting 33% from three-point range this season.

In one of his Instagram stories Galloway said that he would be back in seven days which would have him missing multiple games.

This is Galloway’s sixth year of playing college basketball. He started out at the College of Charleston for four years before transferring to Boston College. There, in 2021-22, he started five games for the Eagles, appeared in 23 total and averaged eight points per game.


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