Tag:injuries
Posted on: March 6, 2009 8:54 am
 

Top 10: Gruesome Sports Injuries

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No.10 - John Terry

During the Carling Cup final between archrivals Chelsea and Arsenal, John Terry proved himself both brave and foolish. On a Chelsea corner kick, the ball crossed into the box and bounced in front of the net before Terry dropped his head in an attempt to head the ball in for a score. Unfortunately, for his face, Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby was trying to clear the same ball with his boot. The result: The ball was cleared and Terry’s face was tattooed with shoe polish.

After lying unconscious on the field for several minutes with a face full of blood, Terry was carried off on a stretcher with a neck brace. Miraculously, he didn’t suffer a concussion or any broken bones.

No.9 - Dave Dravecky

In 1989, after having a cancerous tumor and half his deltoid muscle removed from his left throwing arm, Dave Dravecky made a triumphant return to baseball. In August 1989, Dravecky returned to Candlestick Park in San Francisco and won his first start, a 4-3 decision over the Cincinnati Reds.

A week later, however, Dravecky’s arm snapped in half while throwing a pitch in Montreal. The cancer had returned, and doctors were forced to amputate the full arm. In the years since his retirement, Dravecky has become a Christian motivational speaker , having realized that God’s plan for him was much greater than the game of baseball. We guess surviving gruesome sports injuries is one way to find God.

No.8 - Sid Vicious

On January 14, 2001, Sid Vicious, the punk rocker of the wrestling circuit, was the star of a World Championship Wrestling (WCW) main event. Prior to the match, Sid Vicious (aka Sycho Sid or Sid Justice) was talked into expanding his repertoire to include a few aerial maneuvers.

When it came time to climb the ropes, Sid jumped off the top turnbuckle and came down feetfirst in an attempt to land his right boot on his opponent’s chops. Sadly, his left foot hit the canvas at an awkward angle and cracked both his tibia and fibula. One of the bones involved in this gruesome sports injury pierced his skin and his shin was bent at a 90-degree angle.

 

.... and skipping to No.1:

No.1 - Clint Malarchuk

This is the one gruesome sports injury in which death seemed probable. Clint Malarchuk was a journeyman goaltender who had just been traded to the Buffalo Sabres and the St. Louis Blues were in town on March 22, 1989.

With the puck in the corner, St. Louis winger Steve Tuttle drove to the net with the Sabres’ defensemen Uwe Krupp giving chase. As the puck was centered, Krupp tackled and up-ended Tuttle, whose skate flew into the air and slit the jugular vein in Malarchuk’s throat.

After the net slid off its moorings, Malarchuk dropped to his knees and held on to his throat. Blood spurt between his fingers and formed a growing crimson pool on the white ice around the crease.

Although Malarchuk managed to stay conscious throughout this gruesome sports injury, nine spectators fainted, two suffered heart attacks and three players threw up on the ice. As Malarchuk fought off his desire to sleep, he prayed, asked if he was going to die, and told trainers to tell his mother he loves her. Four days later, with 300 stitches in his neck, Malarchuk returned to practice with the Sabres.

Posted on: August 26, 2008 3:26 pm
 

Olympic weightlifter turns his elbow backwards

Not fresh news, but another example of why sports are bad for you...

This is the moment Hungarian weightlifter Janos Baranyai’s first Olympics ended in agony when he dislocated his right elbow in the ugliest moment yet of the Olympic weightlifting competition.

Baranyai was trying to snatch 148kg in his third lift in the men’s 77kg division, when his elbow popped out of its socket.

No longer able to support the weight of the barbell, his right forearm bent backward. The 24-year-old Hungarian fell to the floor in shock, shaking and crying out in pain.

Baranyai was carried off the platform on a stretcher and taken by ambulance to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment, said Benny Johansson, a technical controller at the event.

He cleared his first snatch attempts at 140kg and 145kg before loading up the bar at 148kg - a relatively modest weight in top-level competition. The world record in the snatch is 173kg.

In the snatch, the bar is pulled overhead in one continuous motion as the lifter settles into a squat, then rises with arms extended.

Baranyai was in the squat position when his elbow popped

 


Via The Insider, with somewhat graphic photos available.
Posted on: January 23, 2008 11:35 am
Edited on: January 23, 2008 2:09 pm
 

Sports are Bad for You

  1. Every athlete gets injured at some point. If you don't play sports, you can't get injured playing sports.
  2. Cheering too hard (for the Steelers) can burst a blood vessel in your brain, choke on a hot dog or even give you a heart attack!
  3. Your team losing can make you depressed, or you can get shot in the foot (see link above).
  4. If you go to a MMA class (like me yesterday), you can strain your calf muscle (like me yesterday). F@#$#@!
    Leavander Johnson died from injuries sustained in a lightweight title fight with Jesus Chavez
 
 
 
 
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