Johnny is in surgery now. It seems that he has broken both of his legs. The Doctors are going to attempt to remove the shrapnel from his femur. His prognosis is still good. My main concern is for his mental health as well. I hope that his parents realize that he may need treatment beyond the physical.
Johnny relayed to his Mom the story of what happened...
It seems that his unit of 6 soldiers was walking along the road and Johnny's roommate tripped a land mine that went off in front of Johnny. When he fell, his legs got tangled up in another wire from another mine. The other soldiers yelled at him not to move and clipped the wire. They dragged him out to safety.
So as bad as it is, it could have been much, much worse. Continued prayers would be appreciated please.