H.S. Kid Told He'd Never Play Hoops Again After Being Cancer Diagnosis, Hits Buzzer-Beater
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Scoreboard: High school basketball player Nick Hermann 1, Cancer 0. Per San Diego Tribune...
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Before the first game of last season, a doctor at UCLA put her hands on Nick’s shoulders and told him he’d never play basketball again.

“We hugged. We both cried,” Herrmann said. “But that doctor didn’t know me very well.

In September 2018, Herrmann was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a cancerous tumor in his left leg.

While the survival rate is 70-90 percent, there was a chance he could lose the leg.

Herrmann underwent four surgeries and spent 70 days in the hospital.

He missed all last basketball season as well as a year of school as he dragged his left leg behind him — held together by 44 staples and encased in a hip-to-toe, straight-leg cast.
(Barstool Sports)
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