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    Re: OT: Kevin Ware breaks his leg



    Quote Originally Posted by NCRAVEN View Post
    I noticed he was a very thin guy, small fragile bones maybe?

    Also saw some doctors speculating that he could have had a small fracture there and that's why it happened like that...
    I hope it's not the case, but I would be concerned that there was an undiagnosed, underlying cause....other than a small fracture.




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    Re: OT: Kevin Ware breaks his leg

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravens75 View Post
    Your second comment was probably the main cause of the injury.

    I know some of you guys hate wrestling but Sid Viscous suffered a similar injury in a similar fashion. When you have a stress fracture you have to treat it almost as if its a compound fracture and by that I mean that you have to stay off that leg. Speaking of compound what made it so gruesome is that his bone stuck 6 inches through the skin. You just do not see those types of injuries unless its a car accident or war.

    Oh I forgot to mention that Sid is 6'10" 335lbs.
    Good call, I forgot about that. Jumping off the top turnbuckle. Awful injury too.




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    Re: OT: Kevin Ware breaks his leg

    My theory on what may have caused the horrible injury, which I have not seen mentioned in a public domain, is the close proximity of his landing spot to the edge of the "table" on which they were playing.

    Game was being played on a raised court.

    Injury occurred at the sideline, either a few inches in or out of bounds (I am not sure and I ain't watching again to find out).

    There is a foot or two of hardwood beyond the sideline ... the floor then transitions to a sticky carpet, on which the players can wipe their sneaks ... then it is a four foot or so drop, off the edge of the table.

    It is possible Ware shifted his weight to avoid going off the edge of the table, leading to the horrific injury.

    I think it would be bizarre to play on a raised court but, if so, there should be much wider borders. The angle Ware took, to challenge the shot, would have led him to step beyond the edge of the court on a normal, regular playing surface.

    Regardless, very glad to read Kevin Ware was seen smiling today!




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    Re: OT: Kevin Ware breaks his leg

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosdaman View Post
    Regardless, very glad to read Kevin Ware was seen smiling today!
    Ever been on morphine? You can't help but grin!

    Whoever said it above is right--had to be a pre-existing injury. Kudos to Louisville for rising above that, especially against an opponent like Duke.




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    Re: OT: Kevin Ware breaks his leg

    Quote Originally Posted by redmike34 View Post
    Whoever said it above is right--had to be a pre-existing injury. Kudos to Louisville for rising above that, especially against an opponent like Duke.
    I read that he had sprained the ankle of that leg on the day before. This event could have easily led to a stress fracture of the shin bone, which served as the precursor for the catastrophic one. It is never a good idea for an athlete to play injured. Small injuries lead to big ones. That's why they are so careful bringing players back from injuries.




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    Re: OT: Kevin Ware breaks his leg

    Absolutely horrible injury. I am glad I as not watching it live.

    It had to be either stress fracture that was undiagnosed, or chips missing from the bone. That landing was ordinary, it just broke.

    I heard Joe Theisman talk about it today. Based on medical treatment today, Ware may still have a future in sports.




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    The sprained ankle - stress fracture is possible. And with kids, they often lie about being fine because they want to play, when really they arnt 100%.

    The raised court is an interesting theory. I'm naturally clumsy. Ive fallen a millions of times. Yoga has helped. But slight slope can throw my balance off if its unexpected.

    I'm gonna YouTube Joe Thiesmman's injury as I was in 7th grade and probably didnt know about it.




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