Roberto Nelson, Oregon State Basketball Player, Shatters Backboard At European Tour (VIDEO)

07/05/2011 06:12 pm ET | Updated Sep 04, 2011

Some players bleed hoops. And some players bleed because of hoops. While we're not sure if Oregon State guard Roberto Nelson falls into the former camp, we're quite certain he qualifies for the latter after watching the video above.

While on a tour of Macedonia, Nelson and a few of his fellow Beavers put on a dunking display at a local gym. Nelson apparently threw down with a touch too much gusto, however, and shattered the backboard. Beyond simple damage to the gym's facilities, however, Nelson emerged from the accident badly cut on his face, as seen in the graphic video above.

According to ESPN, Nelson needed 20 stitches after the mishap.

While the incident was scary, some of the Oregon State players took pride in his achievement. "All those weights and training are paying off (strength coach Brendon Ziegler), we are breaking backboards and taking names out here in Macedonia!" wrote teammate Kevin McShane on his blog.

Nelson is a 6-3 sophomore guard who averaged 7.5 points per game last season.


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