USC revealed the incredible story of Josh Shaw’s heroic rescue of his young cousin over the weekend and resulting high ankle sprains Monday and the tale is now making the rounds across national media platforms.
Shaw leaped from a second story balcony to come to the aid of his seven-year-old nephew, who was drowning in the pool below. The fall resulted in high ankle sprains in both of Shaw’s legs but he nonetheless was able to crawl into the pool and pull the child out of the water and to safety.
Now Shaw is out indefinitely as USC approaches the season opener against Fresno State and will likely miss the first half of the season as he recovers.
As usual, the twitterverse poured in responses to both the heroism and the injury. Here’s the best of the commentary: