Richard Stockton College Athletic Training

Tomchik Fractures Thumb
 (Information provided by Jon Heck, MS, ATC, Coordinator of Athletic Training)

Brian Tomchik Background: Brian is a senior mid fielder  and 4 year starter for the lacrosse team.  His hometown is Bensalem, PA.

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4/1/00- Injury Ends Tomchik's Season
Senior Lacrosse mid fielder, Brian Tomchik, fractured his right thumb when slashed during a game against Montclair University on 3/25/00.   Brian came off the field with an obvious deformity at his proximal phalanx of his thumb.  He was splinted and iced and transported to the Atlantic City Medical Center on Stockton's Campus.  X-rays were taken and he was diagnosed with a fractured proximal phalanx.  They were unable to reduce the fracture and obtain proper alignment at the emergency room.  Brian elected to return home to Bensalem PA, and have his orthopedist perform the required surgery on his thumb.  The operation was performed on 3/27/00 and required the placement of two pins to stabilize the bone.  He will be in a thumb/ forearm cast for approximately 4 weeks, before the pins are removed.  Brian also had a season ending injury during the 1999 season when he suffered a fractured scapula. 
Xrays of Brian's Thumb
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