September 24, 2006

Owtch!

Here in the USA, we play real football. How real?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Chris Simms was taken by ambulance to a Tampa hospital Sunday afternoon and is listed in critical condition, according to reports by several news sources.

But why is he in the hospital? Because, during the game, he took a few hard hits... one of which apparently RUPTURED HIS SPLEEN. He came out of the game after that one.

A few plays later, HE CAME BACK IN AND PLAYED WITH A RUPTURED SPLEEN!

A ruptured spleen! Great googly mooglie. Later news was that Simms underwent a spleenectomy and is "resting comfortably." I have to admit, I like the word "spleenectomy," but anybody who's ever been a patient in a hospital knows that you don't "rest comfortably" there. At best, you're "not dying, uncomfortably."

He's likely out for the season, and there's at least some chance that his career is over. I'm not a Tampa Bay fan, but I wish Simms all the luck in the world, obviously.

spleenectomy.

Posted by: Wonderduck at 07:17 PM | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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1 Except that it's actually "splenectomy". Still a pretty cool word.

Damned lucky he didn't die before they could get him into surgery.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 25, 2006 07:07 AM (+rSRq)

2 Bah, he still had all his limbs attached. Don't talk to me about "real" football.

(I think "resting comfortably" is medical speak for "on serious pain medication".)

Posted by: Pixy Misa at September 26, 2006 11:29 AM (KQSjH)

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