The Daily Review
2/04/04 Knock Out #2
The Daily Review

Yesterday (Tuesday) I went to the skatepark and immedietely Mike G. told me that everyone was falling today.  He said he almost ate some serious shit, but avoided it.  I then asked if it was a good idea to skate.  I can't remember what he said, maybe I jumped to the response of me not caring before he could reply.  So I went in and skated then Mike fell on his knee and called it quits, he had to go to work anyway.  About an hour passed by and I was skating it up on the big box and Nate Mugford was skating one of the small boxes.  I returned to the wall and noticed Nate was laying on the ground and everyone was swarming around him with no expressions on their faces.  I then noticed he had blood oozing out of his head.  He too had knocked his ass out, but his case was way worse it seemed.  He was bleeding from multiple places on his head, maybe from his nose also, I couldn't tell if it was just the blood from his forehead running across his face.  Nate was seriously messed up, he was drooling excessively and Scott claimed he was breathing real funny, kinda like a purring noise.  We called for an ambulance because Nate wasn't improving too quickly.  Finally he got up and sat on the bleachers and drank some Mountain Dew.  I thought it was a little funny because there were medics there and he wasn't in the best condition to just sit there and drink some Dew.  Nate was then escorted to the hospital and that's all I know about that.  There were claims that he may have broken his cheek bone bcasue it looked real messed up.  One dude said he thought he broke his neck because he landed on his face.  His helmet has this mean ass crack in it, people were amazed by it but it was previously broken.  But still, it cracked a good portion of the helmet.  I think Nate will be okay, or I hope.

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