Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Dear God Do Not Watch This

Sports is dangerous.

And it might be a small wonder that with athletes getting bigger, faster, and stronger all the time that devastating injuries don't happen more often.

After the jump is a skiing injury suffered over the weekend by Matthias Lanzinger of Austria. I beg of you not to watch it (especially the second half of the video that is in slow-motion).

Lanzinger had part of his leg amputated as a result of the injuries. What's this got to to with football? Not much, but as bad as the Eduardo injury was, this is a reminder that it could have been worse. Much, much worse.

Eduardo will walk again and most people in the know (doctors presumably) anticipate his playing again.

Lanzinger is not so fortunate. Again, fair warning has been given. This is gruesome.

1 comment:

Ian said...