He just released a statement:
"Troy Woolfolk suffered a lower body injury during pracitce this afternoon and was transported to U-M Hospital with our team physcian. We' can't comment further..."
Maybe a severe dong punch and not the ankle?
He could take a shot to the ankle which would technically qualify as a dong punch.
/okay, maybe a little bit
Get healthy, kid!
Injuries happen..players have to step up..get well really really soon Troy..Go Blue !
likely means imminent surgery...which of course means DOOM!
There's no way they brought him in today for surgery. Things don't happen that quickly. For one thing, they probably need to wait a little while for swelling to die down. For instance, when Vincent Smith tore his ACL, they didn't operate until over a week later.
That he's gone to the hospital means that there is the concern of serious injury but does not confirm anything.
it's a knee. My brother played for Toledo in the late 90s. Fractured his ankle / tore ligaments in a game and had surgery the same night. Never played again. Not trying to be a downer, but the phrase "transported to hopital with team physician" sounds like more than a precautionary measure.
No, I'm not assuming it's a knee. Actually, when I hear "lower body injury" I normally assume it's an ankle, since that's the most common. The point holds - swelling is swelling. If you break your ankle, it can't be operated on for a few days, either.
We've had players go straight from the field to the hospital before. It has not always resulted in a disastrous injury. All it means for sure is that there is the appearance of something serious.
My original point was "imminent" surgery, not necessarily surgery today. If you want to keep praying to the gods of lower leg injury, be my guest. In the meantime, the rest of us will be watiing for you in the land of reality.
.In case you haven't been reading the main page and updates from Brian:
"UPDATE II: Getting reports it is a dislocated ankle, which is in all likelihood season-ending."
Why are you being such an ass? If you want people to stop negging you, this isn't the way.
They take everyone to the hospital because that's where the doctors are. Your brother's case is 100% not the norm, nor have I ever heard of such a thing for an ankle injury. Assuming there was a doctor at the field, with an x-ray machine, and the time to do motion testing, and read the x-ray, and then call and have an anesthesiologist set up for surgery, and then get all the paperwork filled out including multiple consent forms and scholarship issues, and woolfolk was briefed on the procedure, the complications and signed the consent then maybe, MAYBE, they would take him to surgery tonight. I don't know how they do it in Toledo but the only way surgery is done immediately is if it's life threatening, no chance that's the case at all.
"and was transported to U-M Hospital with our team physcian"
Good call genius. You are really adding a lot to this discussion.
Troy needs to get better. We can't change whatever injury he has. Also, we don't KNOW what injury he has yet. Nothing is official. Let's start hoping for the best, though I can't really blame anyone for freaking out right now. The past is in the past. Now if he is hurt, they'll find the best possible replacement. He probably won't be as good as Woolfolk but the season's not over yet. Actually, it hasn't even started. Stop getting pissed about something you don't know for sure/can't change.
PS: Injuries can vary. Nobody cares about what happened with your brother's injury.
at this very moment ...
Who do you guys think taught Mr Muyagi to heal the sweeped leg ? ... of course it was Barwis
Wow, this is terrible. I pray that he is alright and this is just precautionary or standard procedure for a bad break.
Maybe RR is just starting to get more Lloyd in what he says to the media. Could still be ankle. Or could be dong. Which is worse?
Lower body injury? Really? Thank you, Scotty Bowman, and how many shifts will he miss before T-Wolf is back on the ice?
shit the hospital immediately? shit.
If this were hockey, it could be anything from a slightly ingrown tonail to an above the knee amputation.
Does anyone know if there is an x-ray machine at Schembechler Hall or would any injury requiring an xray involve a trip to U-M Hospital?
Either way it can't be good.
but either way, they want the specialists at UM hospital to review the X-Ray (maybe other scans) and look at the ankle.
Schembechler Hall Medical Suite Located adjacent to the athletic training room in Schembechler Hall is a 5,000 square foot medical suite. This area includes a team physicians office, an athletic counseling office, a conference room, 2 private exam rooms, a medical procedures room, a x-ray/MRI viewing area and a fluoroscope that produces x-ray like images.
But nothing about there being an actual x-ray machine. Here's hoping that's the case and he was taken their for x-rays instead of it being say "an emergency"
You can clearly see fractures using flouroscopy. The mages that are basically exactly the same as an x-ray.
This would be a muscle/tendon/ligament issue. Maybe I'm the only one who finds ambulance not that OMG DEATH, no matter how major or minor
Agreed. It could have been precautionary. The fact is, we don't know. So until I hear anything official from the athletic dept. I'm not going to pull my hair out.
Well a broken leg (like Tyrone Prothro had in the Alabama - Florida game) would require immediate transport to the hospital. It also would heal in 6 weeks.
I'm not saying this happened, I'm just saying it doesn't mean he's gone for the season, or he's dead, or whatever other new information is out there that the University hasn't confirmed.
Ummm, Prothro never played again after that.
I know. I'm was just giving an example of a compound fracture that has happened recently in football. Also, though that break was worse than most, most compound fractures are classified as being able to heal in about 6 weeks. It was unfortunate for Prothro that he couldn't get his leg rehabilitated to the point where he could return to football, but we don't know what the injury is to Woolfolk.
Maybe a better example would be DeAndre Brown of Southern Miss. He broke his leg in their bowl game two seasons ago, and was fine to start the next season. I don't think he was fine in six weeks, but he was at least able to recover and keep playing football.
Let's hope he has a Terrell Owens type fibula fx. Required surgery, but he was back (and effective) in 6 weeks for the Eagles in the playoffs in '04(?).
Yeah this was the effect I was going for.
that guy had one of the best looking catches of all time and one of the worst-looking injuries of all time
Protho is pretty much a worst-case-scenario. Let's hope its not that.
My guess is that he has a bimalleolar fracture with a sydesmosis, only because this is a very common ankle injury.
I'm hope it's not an Antonio Bass type injury. Sounds pretty serious.
But what the hell else are we going to do for the next 17.8 days?
Good luck, Troy!
You can totally tell that the PANIC button is just glued on.
If we can't out defend them, we will out score them ... Go Blue !!!!
We were going to put in our 4th string corner anyway after we were up by 28.
to the front 7 (6?).
He doesn't look too worried to me. Neither should you be. Take a few minutes, calm your nerves. Everything will be just fine.
Bring it on.
One microscopic silver lining is that this is the probably the position at which natural ability trumps experience more than any other. We've had many freshman starters at CB. Good corners usually do see the field very early in their careers.
If there is one position at which an experience apocalypse is absorbable, it is corner on defense and running back on offense.
Now, that doesn't mean I'm not stocking up on canned goods, but still.
I think that he will step up. Bring it on you say? Yes Cullen can!!
Michigan-Ohio State 2006 is on the BTN.
Pull up, Shawn. DON'T DO IT...
The only thing we know for sure is that it is an ankle/leg injury. For all we know he walked it off and the coaches made him go to the hospital to have it checked out to be on the safe side. A lot of times when you get your legs rolled up on, it scares the hell out of you. You don't want to get up because you fear for the worst. Please let this be the case.