Kevin Huber found a way to be humorous in a bad situation this week after he took a massive hit from Steelers linebacker Terence Garvin. Huber, a punter for the Bengals, suffered a fractured jaw and broke a vertebra in his neck. Garvin was fined $25,000 for the hit.
But the NFL player has been in good spirits this week, despite learning he will be out for the rest of the season. Huber first thanked his fans for their prayers and thoughts, then changed his avatar to the photo taken of his massive hit.
Thank you all for the kind messages and keeping me in your prayers. It is much appreciated! #WHODEY
— Kevin Huber (@khuber10) December 16, 2013
And now by popular demand.. I have found a pic worthy of my new avatar! Enjoy everyone
— Kevin Huber (@khuber10) December 17, 2013
But wait! There’s more. The football player also joked about what color twisted straw he should use in the coming weeks and thanked the United Dairy Farmers for its generous donation of ice cream — one of the things Huber is actually allowed to eat during his recovery.
Kevin Huber had surgery on Friday to fix his jaw. Before going in, he sent his final tweet.
— Kevin Huber (@khuber10) December 20, 2013
Sporting News decided to help Huber on his quest for some love during his recovery, and Match.com hinted that there are probably a few nurses who could assist with his recovery.
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) December 20, 2013
— Match.com (@Match) December 20, 2013
Best wishes to Kevin as he continues to recover.
[Image via Twitter]