Horrifying moment grandad faceplants at school sports day leaving him with serious injuries
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A grandad went absolutely flying during a sports day race, leaving him with some pretty nasty injuries.
One grandad found himself getting more than he bargained for after promising to run a race for his five-year-old granddaughter.
After the race started, grandad James Kewley, 46, made it about halfway down the track before tripping, falling heavily on his arm on the dry ground.
Somehow, he got up from the fall smiling, and a trip to hospital found that he had suffered a fracture in his arm, as well as a black eye.
Nonetheless, James has taken the fall in good spirits, though he is wary of competing again, joking: "I'm not sure I'll do it next year. Unless I've had a bit of training."
James had promised to run the race for his granddaughter Ella after she begged him to participate.
Ella had already racked up wins in all of her races that day. Her mum Georgia Kewley, 25, had also won a race, so James had wanted to take part as well.
He said: "The grass was so dry. I must have hit a bump and I crushed my arm. It was twice the size. It was really swollen. There was a bone sticking out.
"They told me it looks like a fracture. But it will repair. I also have a black eye. It's all in good spirit."
Mum Georgia said: "Ella was begging him. She kept saying, 'can you do it for me grandad?' When he fell I was shocked. All his weight went on his arm.
"As he sat up his arm was all twisted. But he's okay and sees the funny side."
James has had a quick recovery from the injury and has returned to work after his fall.
It's not the first time that parents have had an unfortunate accident during a school sports day.
Mum Katie Hannaford had a bad fall while participating in the parents' race, however, by an extremely unfortunate chance her dress was thrown up over her head, causing her to moon everyone present.
Katie has since revealed that she has sworn off competing in sports day for good after her misadventure on the track. Frankly, we don't blame her.