College basketball player says 'my balls exploded' as he describes his NSFW injury

Emily Brown

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College basketball player says 'my balls exploded' as he describes his NSFW injury

Featured Image Credit: Cal Sport Media / Alamy Stock Photo / @brevingalloway / Instagram

College basketball player Brevin Galloway offered up some very graphic details about an injury he suffered following a workout this week.

After five years of playing college basketball, it's safe to say Galloway is in pretty good shape. So it's no surprise he was caught off guard when, after lifting weights earlier this week, he woke up from a nap to find that his 'balls exploded'.

*Cue men everywhere cradling their precious cargo while imagining the pain*.


Clemson Mens Basketball in South Carolina made fans aware that starting guard Galloway had suffered an injury, though it was initially described it as an 'abdominal issue'.

It wasn't until Galloway took to Instagram that fans learned the very painful truth of what happened. If you've ever needed an excuse not to work out, this is it.

In a bleary video apparently recorded from his hospital bed, Galloway explained that his 'balls and [his] nutsack were exploded' when he woke up after his gym session, forcing him to go to hospital.

Though the entire situation sounds incredibly graphic, it seems that Galloway's nuts didn't actually physically explode - they more likely just blew up in size.

Galloway said he couldn't 'breathe' without pain. Credit: @BrevinGalloway/Twitter
Galloway said he couldn't 'breathe' without pain. Credit: @BrevinGalloway/Twitter

He underwent surgery, and assured anyone concerned that his 'balls are reduced to a normal size'.

"I don't know what happened to my balls. I guess they were trying to be like basketballs," Galloway said, adding: "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."

The basketball player later shared an Instagram Story which indicated he'd suffered testicular torsion; a condition which occurs when a testicle rotates and twists the cord which brings blood to the scrotum.

"The reduced blood flow causes sudden and often severe pain and swelling," according to Mayo Clinic.

Testicular torsion usually requires emergency surgery, and if the patient is treated quickly then the testicle can usually be saved, as seems to be the case with Galloway.

Galloway is in his sixth year of college basketball. Credit: @BrevinGalloway/Instagram
Galloway is in his sixth year of college basketball. Credit: @BrevinGalloway/Instagram

However, things could have turned out very different if he didn't act quickly, as 'when blood flow has been cut off for too long, a testicle might become so badly damaged that it has to be removed'.

Galloway admitted he didn't realise how serious the condition could be, and said when it happened he 'couldn't breath' without experiencing pain.

Reflecting on the unpleasant experience, the athlete warned his followers that 'anything can be gone in a second'.

"Grateful that's all it was," Galloway added.

On his video recalling his experience, Galloway said he would be 'back in seven days'. Until then, we wish him - and his balls - all the best.

Topics: Community, Health, Sport, Viral

Emily Brown
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