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BeerBaron 12-09-2011 11:16 AM

What INJURIEZZ have you suffered?
 
The discussion in the NBA thread about knee injuries made me realize that some people have suffered quite a few themselves.

I'm sure everyone has gotten hurt in some interesting ways, so what are yours?

I have a metal rod in my left thigh from surgery when I was a kid. My entire left leg from the hip down turned inward, making it look like I was pigeon toed on that side. The doctors thought it would give me knee and ankle problems later in life from carrying my weight awkwardly, so, they cut me open, sawed my femur, rotated it outwards 15 degrees and put a metal rod and 4 screws in to hold it there.

Turns out it was all for naught because I went and hurt my left knee anyway playing ultimate frisbee as a college senior. We were practicing in the gym and I want to step to my right to flick around a defender and my knee just popped and gave out. I couldn't put any weight on it at all and it swelled up horribly. Turns out I dislocated my knee cap. It popped to the side of my knee, took a chip off the bottom of my femur and then popped back into place real fast.

The orthopedic surgeon I saw wanted to remove the bone chip and create some scar tissue around my knee cap so it couldn't pop out anymore, but seeing as how I was about 2 months from graduating and losing my health insurance, I decided against it.

Two years later, it's still a mess....feels like it will never get back to normal.

Hines 12-09-2011 11:19 AM

Dislocated my right shoulder my sophomore year in high school during a football game. Popped it back in and continued playing. Over the course of a year, it popped out of place around 50 times. It hurt like hell. I finally got surgery on my 17th birthday and was in a sling for 6 weeks. It still hurts somewhat and I lost pretty much all velocity in throwing a baseball or football.

I also broke my left ankle and had a very high ankle sprain in that same ankle. With that, I walk with a limp now and my ankles crack everytime I walk up a flight of stairs.


I have also hurt my lower back squatting in high school. It's not as bad as my ankles or shoulder, but I cannot stand for a long period of time without it flaring up.

CashmoneyDrew 12-09-2011 11:20 AM

Other than many rolled ankles from a decade and a half of playing basketball well, I can't say I've ever had any real injuries. (Knocks on wood)

vidae 12-09-2011 11:23 AM

I've broken my arms a few times playing sports as a kid.. left one once, right one twice.. but nothing serious enough to require surgery.

The_Dude 12-09-2011 11:24 AM

Only minor things, but i think that they are all hilarious......

I had a bunionectomy when i was 24 (talk about being an old guy)

I had a grade 2-3 separated shoulder from playing "tag" 3 years ago with my track team.

I also rolled my ankle walking down the stairs so bad that i broke the bone this summer.

BeerBaron 12-09-2011 11:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Hines (Post 2781641)
I also broke my left ankle and had a very high ankle sprain in that same ankle. With that, I walk with a limp now and my ankles crack everytime I walk up a flight of stairs.

Stairs....ughhh...

Going down with my knee sucks. I feel like I'm going to pull a Gerald Ford getting off an airplane sooner or later. I have to hold the rail and if I'm carrying something heavy, I go one step at a time so my left knee never has to bend while holding my weight.

eaglesalltheway 12-09-2011 11:31 AM

I'm sure some of you are familiar with my wounds to my thumb and finger, but those aren't technically injuries..

I've been pretty, lucky, honestly. Outside of a few dislocated fingers, and ankles that roll as easy as anything, and a broken toe,I have kept all my internal **** intact.

But for those that aren't familiar, I hacked my thumb and finger on a table saw up about two years ago, just reaching the bone of my thumb, but that really isn't anything huge.

I also almost completely removed my eyelid when I was young, a clotheshanger poked into it and the weight of the clothes, combined with my momentum taking me forward, caused my eyelid to rip almost completely off, but that got stitched back on and turned out to not be a big deal either.

vidae 12-09-2011 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by eaglesalltheway (Post 2781661)
But for those that aren't familiar, I hacked my thumb and finger on a table saw up about two years ago, just reaching the bone of my thumb, but that really isn't anything huge.

Oh man I totes remember that. That was so gross! :D

Glad to hear it all worked out though! :D

TitanHope 12-09-2011 11:34 AM

I broke my ankle on a carousel once.

eaglesalltheway 12-09-2011 11:37 AM

Yea, I really got lucky. I have a bit of a chunk missing from my thumb, but no one ever notices it, I have yet to have someone ask me what happened (since it healed up) or anything. And for the most part, I don't even really notice anything, never had to change how I hold anything to use it right, so I'm pretty thankful.

Hines 12-09-2011 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by BeerBaron (Post 2781655)
Stairs....ughhh...

Going down with my knee sucks. I feel like I'm going to pull a Gerald Ford getting off an airplane sooner or later. I have to hold the rail and if I'm carrying something heavy, I go one step at a time so my left knee never has to bend while holding my weight.

Yeah I do the same. I sometimes have to throw myself up the stairs just so my ankles don't crack or it starts to hurt. It's nasty.

yodabear 12-09-2011 11:40 AM

I broke my wrist sledding. And I broke an elbow when a golf cart landed on it. People never go in a golf cart with DHVF. LOL.

TheFinisher 12-09-2011 12:03 PM

Minor stuff:

High ankle sprain in the middle of my SR year of HS Football which sucked because it zapped some of my explosiveness but other than than it wasn't too painful to play with. Definitely lost some flexibility and range of motion in it since then but it's not too bad.

Dislocated my index finger in a game my FR year of college which was pretty nasty, it was bent at like a 45 degree angle lol. Once we popped it back in it was fine but it occasionally locks up on me.

Later in college I would get some troubles with my lower back from squatting. After I stopped playing ball I learned it's much smarter to keep the weight low on my backsquats and as long as I do that it doesn't really bother me.

Lower back injuries suck, once it goes out you're pretty much out of commission for at least the next 2 weeks.

Damix 12-09-2011 12:10 PM

I played sports every year till I went to college, and I'll still play the pickup tackle football game every once in while, but I have never had a serious injury.

Stitches once from getting hit in the lip by a baseball and a pinched nerve in my back kept me out for a few practices in soccer 1 year are the closest thing to an injury I've ever had.

Paul 12-09-2011 12:14 PM

A broken heart :( ...... SIKE! I'm no vagina.

When I was 3 I broke my nose falling from the porch steps onto the paved ground. Apparently I didn't have the motor functions to brace myself with my hands. I must've been a dumb child.

Complex 12-09-2011 12:18 PM

Nothing really besides rolling up my ankle a couple times. I did get hit with a hammer above my eye once by my cousin when I was like 4-6 years old and needed stitches. One time my hand swelled up playing football and it looked like a Mario glove for like 2-3 days.

prock 12-09-2011 12:29 PM

Broken both wrists, 7 different fingers, 4 concussions, dislocated shoulder, seperated, partially tore rotater cuff, tore liz frank joint (donovan mcnabb injury), broken right hip, torn tendon in right arm. I'm too fragile for sports.

DraftSavant 12-09-2011 12:31 PM

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Originally Posted by vidae (Post 2781645)
I've broken my arms a few times playing sports as a kid.. left one once, right one twice.. but nothing serious enough to require surgery.

Same here, although it was my left one twice and my right one once.

Broke a toe on my right foot in Jr. High. I'm also pretty sure I've suffered my fair share of concussions playing football from 8-17.

Also got a high ankle sprain in my right ankle my junior year and the left ankle my senior year. Both ankles are still hosed (part of the reason I hate cold weather so much). Like Hines, both of them crack any time I do anything besides walk.

RaiderNation 12-09-2011 01:13 PM

Never broke a bone luckily, I played basketball for over 10 years basically year around. Rolled my ankle 2 or 3 times but other than that haven't had anything big. My big toe has been a problem lately though but I figured out a pair of shoes I was wearing was straining my toe. Still is sore every once in a while.

prock 12-09-2011 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by RaiderNation (Post 2781813)
I played basketball for over 10 years basically year around.

Of course you are, you black.

VUBlacknGold 12-09-2011 01:27 PM

I pinched a couple nerves in my back, that hurt really bad. Partially tore my hamstring and meniscus dislocated my fingers a lot, had chronic turf toe and hyper-extended my knee

Prowler 12-09-2011 01:28 PM

I broke bones in both wrists after a dumb fat kid fell on me during basketball. Finished the game, but had to wear wrist braces on both for the next few months. I grab my wrists every day and kinda squeeze them, but they never quite feel right.

vikes_28 12-09-2011 01:37 PM

I broke both my wrist several times playing football. I've dislocated 4 fingers on my right hand, and I have broken my right thumb. mostly issues because of football.

MetSox17 12-09-2011 01:44 PM

Never broken a bone, never had stitches. What what

*knocks on wood as well*

vidae 12-09-2011 01:45 PM

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Originally Posted by MetSox17 (Post 2781856)
Never broken a bone, never had stitches. What what

*knocks on wood as well*

Watch out for splinters.


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