LOL - Thai Streets.
LOL - Thai Streets.
I would have to think that likely, he meant you could see through the skin where it was broken, not that the bone was sticking out of the skin.
Otherwise, that sounds about right.
I suspect you're right, but Fred certainly painted a more graphic image.
Thats a great lil' story! And we did crush them right?
Yeah, no exaggeration there on Fred's part.
One of the first times I ever had a sideline pass to a college football game, I learned very quickly that I didn't have the stuff to play this game.
A DB broke up a pass and was late getting up. When he did, he was coming over to the sideline where I was standing. He was holding his hand and when he got closer, I could see the second, third, and fourth fingers were standing up at right angles to the rest of his hand. He had dislocated them and was trying to get the glove off so the coaches could pop them back in place.
The coaches weren't ready to sub anyone in, so they were frantically trying to wave him back into position.
The guy runs back to his safety spot and, of course, the next play comes right to him. The guy made the hit and THEN ran over where the coaches grabbed his fingers and YANKED to pop them back.
Yanking is still the most efficient way to relocate a disloated finger. The doctors do the same thing if you wait that long. I have had two dislocations; one was popped back by a gym teacher at Huron and the other by a drunk at a bar. Both were equally efficient, and the finger shows no after-effects. Around forty years later, the joint has no arthritis and is in proper proportion with the other fingers.
Amazing isn't it? I dislocated my ring finger in elementary school pretty bad. For some reason my mom, who's a nurse, happened to be there that day (still no idea why) and was in the hall when I went to go get some help. She just said, "I'll take care of that!" *POP* Taped it up for a day or two and it was good as new.
I've heard a similar story about A-Train and a finger injury around the 2000 season.
Well, they're aaaaalllll rriiiiigggghhhhhhtttttt....
If you watch the video closely of Jason Avant's touchdown in the corner of the end zone during the Michigan State game in '04, you see that he kind of sits in the corner for a second facing away from the field before he turns around and goes back to the bench.
That's because he was yanking a dislocated finger back into place.
having broken every finger save my left thumb in football and basketball, I can relate. I've always had the trainers tape them up and get back in there. no one wants to be the next Wally Pipp.