This young lady was having a very bad day.
During Thursday night's college basketball game between UCLA and Oregon, the usual festivities played out during every break in play. As anyone who has attended a college basketball game in their life knows, this includes promotional giveaways and the cheerleaders amping up the home crowd.
That is all well and good until it goes wrong and in this case, it went wrong in a particularly brutal-looking way.
One of the Bruins cheerleaders was at the top of the pyramid during a particular stunt when she began to lose her balance. In this video, you can see that she is trying to catch herself as she wobbles, but she is unable to shift her weight and momentum and she topples backward. With all the cheerleaders in the pyramid there is no one in a position to spot her or break her fall as she crashes from the apex of the stunt to the unforgiving wooden court.
Given that she probably only ways 100 pounds or so this is a lot of impact, the brunt of which is taken on her butt/tailbone area.
But it gets worse.
Her white knight quickly picks her up off of the floor and carries her away from the court and towards the locker room area for treatment. Unfortunately, his view is partially blocked as he caries her (plus he is obviously rushing her to the back) and he fails to see what looks like a seat cover directly in his path. He steps on, then falls over, the cover, hitting the court face first. At least it would have been face first if he wasn't carrying the injured girl who he inadvertently slams back first onto the court for the second time.
Hopefully the cheerleader is ok and is recovering, because one of those falls would be bad enough so to have two in a couple of minutes is just crazy.