Originally Posted by wheels
It's totally random.
I feel for anyone that's had one.
I had mine as a HS Freshman, they yanked it out of there too late and I was stuck in the Hospital for a month and a half with a tube that started in my nose and ended somewhere in my stomach.
I did lose thirty pounds, but I missed Spring Baseball. That's what hurt the most.
I'm no doctor, but I've heard it's not always completely random for football players. Some research is being done on the amount of hits in the midsection these athletes take.
I have NO clue if this research is a quack job or not.