Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Stark, Feb 4, 2013.
I'll start us off.
No Lattimore video?
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Why the hell aren't the youtube videos embedding properly?
Does pro wrestling count
Bobby Valentine's broken leg in 1973 when his cleats caught in the tarp of the fence and he broke multiple bones in his leg. Kinda Theismann like. I remember seeing pictures of it at the time in one of the sporting magazines. Couldn't find any pictures of it when I googled it though.
It doesn't get much worse than having your jugular slashed by an ice skate. Zidnik too.
Those were the videos I was trying to post above.
This is easily the worst to me. Prothro had so much potential too, it's sad.
I had a very similar injury my freshmen year of soccer. I only broke my fibula, but my leg looked exactly the same as Prothro's when it happened. It is a pretty scary sight to see your leg messed up like that. Thankfully in my situation, I only needed one surgery and was running cross country just a few months later.
How badly does a broken leg hurt? Is it one of those things where you go into shock and it goes numb real quick? Or is it just excruciating for a long time? How long does the pain last?
In my situation, I was in the middle of crossing the ball and someone came sliding at me with their cleats up. I got hit, and I remember getting hit in my left leg, falling down, and then thinking "Ow, that is going to hurt for a few days." Then I went to go stand-up, but my ankle was turned at an angle (kind of like Prothro in the video) and my left foot wouldn't touch the ground. I looked at my leg and went into shock pretty fast. It initially didn't hurt much, and that little bit of pain was irrelevant once I saw my leg. Had surgery that night, and I was never really in pain except for the three or four days after. I was all drugged out, but it still hurt like a bitch.
We may have a new contender for the throne:
His name is Napoleon McCallum not Napoleon Kauffman as the video states.
After an impressive 1986 rookie year as the Los Angeles Raiders’ running back, Napoleon McCallum left the NFL to serve a five-year commitment in the navy. He returned to the Raiders in 1990, but his career ended on opening night in 1994. In a Monday-night marquee matchup between the Raiders and 49ers, McCallum’s cleat got stuck in the ground as he was tackled. As a result, his left leg twisted in nearly every gruesome direction imaginable. He suffered a ruptured artery in his left knee, three torn ligaments, extensive nerve damage, while he also suffered the agonizing pain of having his calf and hamstring muscles ripped from the bone. Now, that’s a gruesome sports injury
I thought livingstons was the worst until I looked this up.
I have decided that I am not going to look at any of the recent videos. Nor, am I going to look at any new ones that eventually follow in this thread. I think the old adage that you can't unsee what you have already seen is so true. I believe I am the only one who mentioned the injury to Bobby Valentine in 1973. I mentioned it because I simply can never get the images out of my head when bad sports injuries are mentioned. I didn't see it live, nor did I see video of it. Didn't have Youtube back then. But, the pictures that were shown in one of the sporting magazines were pretty gruesome. Basically when he went up for the catch at the wall, his cleats caught in the fence and tarp. As he fell backwards, his shin gave way and his leg bent backwards in the middle of the shin area. I looked like he suddenly had a new knee joint in the middle of that shin. That's the way it bent back as his body fell to the ground. His foot still attached to the fence.
As I have said, I have never been able to get rid of that image, nor a number of other ones. So, I think I'll be prudent about any more of these images.
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