In the hospital, Tyler is pumped with sedatives and strong pain killers through an IV. He begins to feel sick to his stomach and sleepy. His muscles feel really weak and he isn't bothered to try and move them.
What about soccer?
It has been a week in the hospital, and he has a broken leg and bruised tailbone. He is constantly being pumped with drugs through the IV, and when he isn't attached to it, he feels unhappy and his leg is more painful and sore.
Tyler comes back to school a few weeks later. He's been feeling sad and sick since he was taken off of the IV. However, the doctor gave him a bottle of pills that he is supposed to take occasionally. He meets a new girl at school, her name is Nikki.