Most Gruesome Injury Ever!

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  1. stringertom

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    Louisville's Ware just crumbled to the floor after attempting a shotblock on the sideline...it looks like he totally dislocated some part of his lower right leg as he landed. I saw Taylor break Theismann's leg like a twig but this may be worse.

    Everyone, players on both sides, the coaching staff, and the crowd are in utter disbelief and grief.
     
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  2. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    The Shaun Livingston or The Baron Davis?
     
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    Olly Barkley's broken leg was brutal too.
     
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    Theismann has already tweeted his condolences!
     
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    Just seen it on Youtube.

    Very nasty.
     
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    link?? to uitube
     
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    Ok I saw that. He broke the leg. He might be able to comeback 99% after some rehabbing and surgery. This is NOT career ending, even though it looked really bad
     
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    From the sound of it, I don't think you want to see it. I certainly don't.

    I saw Li Na roll her ankles in AO 2013 (right?), and I almost wanted to quit tennis.
     
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    Wimp!

    :lol:
     
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    I admit it, along with anything involving eyeballs.
     
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    Okay, I can understand with eyeballs. :)

    I don't watch those gore fest movies because it's all action and no substance.
     
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    Probably just a compound fracture (broken end of the bone protrudes through the skin) for Mr. Ware if everyone was repulsed by it. He'll be fine.
     
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    What was crazy what it just did not look like that should happen. It was a routine play. Insane..the reactions of the players and the people in the building was intense.
     
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    It looked nasty, he's young so hopefully he will make a full recovery.

    The worst one I saw was David Busst, I was only 7 at the time which probably made it worse. Seeing other players vomiting on the pitch after it was pretty horrific. He nearly had to have his leg amputated, it took close to 30 operations to save it.

    There have been some shocking ones in MMA too, the shin just snapping on a leg kick isn't good.
     
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    It was as bad as this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7acc6wcmQ

    He's a young man so he may have a better chance to recover than Theismann but nothing is guaranteed with this significant of a fracture.
     
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    The famous arm wrestling video comes to mind--and no. I'm not referring to Stallone's "Over the Top."

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    It's more than a fracture I think, his shin literally snapped in half and the bone was protruding from his leg
     
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    ^^ yes, that's called a compound fracture. Sounds worse than it is in terms of repair.
     
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    Is it really? I always imagined them to be tough to come back from when the bone shatters like that, plus the damage it must do to the tendons holding everything in place, the muscle that the bone goes through etc..

    I suppose you do hear alot of success stories about people coming back from these types of injuries though, i'm sure he'll get the best medical attention available too.
     
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    Hopefully he won't have a rod inserted. A year later the rod must be removed.
     
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    Not always.
     
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    I saw the gif from the link listed above...the guy took off from the elbow of the key and landed almost on the sideline! That's a lot of thrust and I guess he didn't land square on his right foot or perhaps the floor was a little damp in front of the bench to cause his foot to slip under that much force.

    Pitino sounded optimistic about his chances for a full recovery but I doubt he'll ever have as much strength in that leg.
     
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  24. LeeD

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    Plenty of gruesome injuries.
    One I saw firsthand, I had my leg extended, my foot was behind my butt, in sitting position. Kinda a stretch there really. Compound, 6 pins, wires, plate.
    Looking at my left hand, no skin on pinky and ring fingers down to the main knuckle, the skin ripped clean off, and hanging. Bones are really yellow, and tiny ....
     
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    Grandpa, you sure have a lot of stories...
     
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    I sometimes like to do the math...
    Consider...sitting on your butt, knee dead straight, BUT, your foot is behind your butt by a little, you sitting on part of your foot. What's the stretch? Maybe 18" ??
    Guys were lifting me up, and I managed to tuck the foot in front of myself, near the shin, before passing out.
    The looks of the skeleton fingers was almost worth the entry fees.
     
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    I live in Louisville and in turn root for U of L. I was watching on tv and couldn't believe what I just saw. I really feel for the young man. Hopefully he can come back from this and be as good, if not better, than before. Tough road ahead no doubt.

    Rick Pitino referenced Michael Bush who played football at Louisville who suffered a similar injury. Bush has come back and has had a nice career in the pros.

    I grew up in Indiana and remember seeing Sheron Wilkerson break his leg in the same spot going in for a lay up. He was never quite the same. I also remember Kenyon Martin breaking his leg on the court.
     
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    so is Louiseville's hope of winning all gone with that guy out with that broken leg ?
     
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    I don't think so. It doesn't help that he's out but the way U of L beat Duke without him I would say they still have a pretty good shot.

    Who knows, maybe this will inspire them to win it for him. Will be fun to watch since I have a somewhat vested interest.
     
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    He was a rising star on the team but not one of their key guys. They are very deep, talented and well-coached...still the heavy favorite to win it all. If they and Michigan reach the final, it will be a great game!
     
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    Ware was coming on pretty strong as of late. He's just a great guy off the bench who is long, fast, can apply pressure defense, jump out of the gym, and give Siva and Smith key rest during the game. They need players like Ware to run the type of up-tempo game they want to play. They still have other key players off the bench so hopefully they can win it without him.
     
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    Saw a picture of it with a huge part of the bone just sticking out.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Most horrifying or chilling one I've seen was Mary Pierce injuring her knee (cruciatis whatever). The way she screamed.
     
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    When that happened I knew LVille would either lose it and get blown out or play inspred the rest of the way.

    They were the deepest most talented team left in this thing. The kid being out is a loss, but they can overcome it for two more games I think.

    Better for themto play michigan than Cuse though if they get past the shockers.
     
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    At the end of the game there was a player with "Ware" on his jersey and a Final Four hat running around the court celebrating their win. No one commented, but I wondered who he was and how he got that jersey if Ware was at the hospital.

    Headline from this morning said the surgery went well.
     
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    Weird injury in that it occurred on a very routine looking play. He jumped to block a shot and landed on one leg. He could do that 10000 times and not have a problem. For some reason, this time his lower leg just collapsed. I wonder if he had an existing fracture of which he was unaware?

    Usually these type of injuries involve contact. Lots of similar injuries in football. The famous one is the Theismann MNF game when Lawrence Taylor put a shoulder into his planted leg. The Raiders RB Napoleon McCallum (ex of Navy) also suffered a horrible looking leg injury. (McCallum suffered a complete hyperextension of his left knee, almost at a right angle. He suffered a ruptured artery in his left leg, tore three knee ligaments, tore the calf and hamstring from the bone, and suffered nerve damage in the knee. The injury ended his career.)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT4kAKB2CT8

    I think as bad as it was, Ware is probably better off with a fracture than a blown out ACL, MCL and/or PCL. Soft tissues injuries take a long time to heal. Hopefully, he will be able to play at the same level again.
     
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    The post-game celebration was a "win one for the Gipper" moment...all of Ware's teammates posed with his jersey at one time or another, honoring their fallen brother.
     
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    Didn't see the actual injury, but I did see everyone's (over)reaction-I thought he had suffered something much more serious/life-threatening-broken neck, head injury, heart attack, stroke. I'M VERY HAPPY Mr. Ware is going to be ok (physically) I've seen the video of this one and the video of Joe Theisman-Joe's was much more stomach-turning IMO-leg flopping around all by itself.
     
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  39. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Shaun Livingston still ranks as the most stomach-turning injury ever.
     
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    Ware's was flopping around too.

    Marcus Lattimore's and Willis Mcgahee's were also REALLY bad to watch.
     
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    On the brighter side, he's now the most famous college basketball player around right now.
     
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    And getting even more attention...he is the feature of Letterman's Top Ten List tonight!
     
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    I really hope he can eventually come back stronger than ever, but he's got a long road ahead. It's great that he'll be with the team for the trip.
     
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    Jason Kendalls ankle break was the worst one i ever saw.

    You literally saw the thing snap and go to 90 degree angle away from him.
     
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    Tim Krumrie's foot turned 180 degrees.
     
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    David Busst, the Coventry City player, who broke his leg in 1996 in a match against Manchester United. Busst's playing career was over, and he eventually needed 26 operations. Peter Schmeichel, the Manchester United goalkeeper, needed counselling.
     
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    This was a bit before my time, but hockey fans will know about Clint Malarchuk. Note that these videos are extremely graphic and contain lots of blood, so don't watch if you're squeamish.

    Starts about 20 seconds in in both videos (two different angles).
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR-wA4SmbO4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKbwR_XDBa4

    All the body-bending and contortions mentioned in this thread seem more painful than this one (to me at least), but I think that this was much more life-threatening.
     
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