Getting back to the kid that was hurt, this confused me...
"He will be spending months regaining his muscles. He is a sporty kid and will have to be out of contact sport for a few months."
Uh, he got stitches? What does that have to do with regaining his muscles? I did a face plant into our fireplace and got stitches above my eye and in the middle of the forehead. I was back in action pretty much as soon as we got home from the ER.
Am I missing something? Did he injure something else?