TAMPA, Fla. — There’s now a big toe on a 17-year-old’s hand where her thumb used to be.
Britney Thomas is an Australian cricket player.
She fractured her thumb in 2018 while playing a game in Hong Kong. After what doctors said would be a simple procedure to heal the bone, she was sent home, according to the Washington Post.
The Washington Post said it wasn’t even a week later Thomas was back in the hospital with horrible pain. When doctors took off her cast, they found a dead thumb they told her they would probably have to amputate.
Australia Broadcasting Corporation said her thumb died because doctors left a tourniquet on it and it restricted the blood flow.
Thomas’s thumb was replaced with her big toe and a new big toe was made with some bone from her hip, according to ABC.
The broadcasting corporation also reports Thomas can’t bend her thumb or her toe at the joint.
What other people are reading right now:
- NFL star Antonio Brown's former trainer accuses him of rape
- How one deadly secret led to the murder of an entire family
- Rare Friday the 13th full moon to appear this week
- Police: 5 people hurt, one person arrested after stabbing in Tallahassee
- Former Florida Gators linebacker, NFL player Neiron Ball dies at age 27
FREE 10NEWS APP:
►Stay In the Know! Sign up now for the Brightside Blend Newsletter