first hurdle cleared
first hurdle cleared
"And David put his hand in the bag and took out a stone and slung it. And it struck the Philistine on the head and he fell to the ground. Amen. "
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Next hurdle is making sure the bone heals correctly, if the surgery was indeed fairly straight forward that should be simple enough. What a night. I'm going to bed
Woke up earlier to possibly the worst sports news ever. Feeling really sad right now. Wish him a speedy recovery. *sigh*
Pacers guard Paul George had a "good surgery. No ancillary damage" but likely out for next season, a source told Yahoo Sports.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) August 2, 2014
Wishing all the best for Paul and a speedy recovery.
Godspeed PG. Get well soon.
Ugh, those are really more of a ***** because that is above the midshaft point therefor traction would not only not be helpful it would be contraindicated. Hopefully you were not allergic to Opiates.
It doesn't surprise me though that your coach thought that because most femur fractures actually present as a "charlie horse". In fact that to me is often a field test I do to determine if one is really present. Right at the site of the fracture they often times have knots build up as large as a soft ball. I see that on a closed fx. and I'm pretty confident that they have a fx.
I'm sure you can also let everyone else know that one of the dangers of any type of open fracture is the post op infections that can occur.
I do believe your story because odd falls cause odd injury's. Thanks for sharing.
Yeah, I did get a relatively minor (thank God) infection. I mean, I had a scar about a foot and a half long, so it's not terribly surprising.
But yeah, what you said about the 'charlie horse' is spot on.
The fact that I didn't get an ambulance and proper medical support to me immediately and instead had non-medical personnel clumsily attempting to transport me in a very slow fashion in civilian vehicles is actually a pretty big part of the reason why my injury and recovery were so complicated. Which really sucks, but hey, people make mistakes right? Sometimes they're just BIG mistakes. Big, honest mistakes...
But yes, as I am sure you're aware, my fracture was in literally the worst possible position (or so I've been told)
If it's any consolation, Paul's injury is nowhere near as bad as yours was. I had a 12 year old bike rider blow out his tib/fib and 6 months later I was picking him up again but this time for a fracture humerus. Now bike riding is not basketball but the recovery time is similar.
Woke up to get a drink... Laid back into bed and picked up my phone... Started crying... Prayers for you PG... stay strong and keep your head up...
Abba Zaba, your my only friend.
i just searched it on youtube, one of the thumbnails was enough to make me sick to my stomach.
i hope he gets well. that's all i'm thinking right now.
I had the same break. I was blessed enough to be taken care of by some great surgeons at Methodist downtown. I have a titanium rod and screws in my ankle and knee. I was back at work (physical labor) in 3 months and almost pain-free in 5 months. I'm not trying to figure out a time table for PG or anything. But I will say that since I can relate a little, I have no fears that this is career-ending. I wouldn't be surprised to see him back late in the season. I'm quite sure he's even tougher than me (and that's saying a lot ; ).
I'm extremely happy to hear that this may not be nearly as bad as it looks. Because it looks absolutely horrid.
My condolences to Pacers fans and best wishes to PG for his recovery.
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I happened upon an uncensored still of the break as it happened. That hit to the pit of my stomach. Praying for PG to make a full recovery. It's one of those things where you wake up the next day and hope everything was just a really, really bad dream.
Let's make a thread wishing pg a speedy recovery and well wishes then maybe hicks or someone he knows can send him the link
Impossible Is Nothing
ESPN acting like this a national disaster. I get that this sucks but it's not like he had a heart attack and keeled over on the court.