A word used by people- mainly high school trend followers- to describe anything, anywhere, at any time, when no other words enter the brain.
Awkward used to be a word people used to describe a time when tension fills the air, eye contact is made and broken, and an uncomfortable mood sets in.
More likely than not, the case in question was not in any way awkward.
Girl: ...And then the doctor told me it was broken and I'd have to get a cast.
High school trend follower: Awkward!