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(NESN)   In other news, there are four separate ligaments in each knee that can be torn   (nesn.com) divider line 77
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2012-10-28 08:22:42 AM  
Holy cow.
 
2012-10-28 08:38:20 AM  
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2012-10-28 09:00:47 AM  
Also: broken femur sounds ouchie.
 
2012-10-28 09:30:13 AM  
When Joe theismann is saying 'its than mine' you know its bad.
 
2012-10-28 10:43:32 AM  
Value that free education kid, you aren't playing in the NFL. :(
 
2012-10-28 11:14:27 AM  
Dear God that sounds painful.
 
2012-10-28 11:18:08 AM  
Check out the look on his face. He's just looking around like, "Darn, I might need to sit out a series while this gets taped up." That kid is one tough mother. I would be crying like a baby.
 
2012-10-28 11:31:02 AM  
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2012-10-28 11:31:07 AM  
Damn man, after tearing my acl and my meniscus I've had a soft spot for people who injure their knees. I can't even imagine the pain he felt, my injury hurt like hell but I was able to walk off the field under my own power and drive home. This dude isn't going to be able to walk for a looooooong time.
 
2012-10-28 11:34:13 AM  

SlothB77: When Joe theismann is saying 'its than mine' you know its bad.


wut?
 
2012-10-28 11:36:42 AM  

Palmer Eldritch: Check out the look on his face. He's just looking around like, "Darn, I might need to sit out a series while this gets taped up." That kid is one tough mother. I would be crying like a baby.


He was in shock. I had the same thing happen, obviously not in the same way, and I can't tell you really what happened. That whole hour or so is a blur. The ligaments won't hurt until surgery recovery and rehab time, but the femur is gonna be a biatch since the break is high up.
 
2012-10-28 11:37:48 AM  
Spurrier was saying "maybe he'll be back next year"

I'm guessing this ends his football career.

As a bulldog fan, my heart goes out to him. I hope he gets the best medical care possible and can get back on the field.
 
2012-10-28 11:39:11 AM  
Good God, did he step on a land mine? That's horrible.

I know realistically there's no reason to think the kid will be doing anything other than selling insurance in Columbia from here on out, but really hope he beats the odds.
 
2012-10-28 11:40:37 AM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Value that free education kid, you aren't playing in the NFL. :(


That's what I was thinking..as for the comment about him looking like nonchalant at first, he was probably in shock.

It looked like he was bawling when he had the towel around his head, and I can't say I blame him one bit
 
2012-10-28 11:43:42 AM  

UncleStumpy: That's what I was thinking..as for the comment about him looking like nonchalant at first, he was probably in shock.


Yeah he was wanting to get up and "walk it off", clearly did not understand what was going on there.

/That video is difficult to watch
 
2012-10-28 11:50:02 AM  

bulldg4life: Spurrier was saying "maybe he'll be back next year"

I'm guessing this ends his football career.

As a bulldog fan, my heart goes out to him. I hope he gets the best medical care possible and can get back on the field.


^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^

/Except I'm a Baylor fan
 
2012-10-28 11:51:53 AM  
It's still not Theismann or Clint Malarchuk, but damn......
 
2012-10-28 11:59:14 AM  
It's just a flesh wound.

/get up you pansy
 
2012-10-28 12:01:01 PM  

jayhawk88: UncleStumpy: That's what I was thinking..as for the comment about him looking like nonchalant at first, he was probably in shock.

Yeah he was wanting to get up and "walk it off", clearly did not understand what was going on there.

/That video is difficult to watch


Watching his leg flop around in slow-motion was disgusting.
 
2012-10-28 12:01:13 PM  
That sucks for the kid. I'm a Georgia fan and that guy was a beast his first two years but did not seem 100% this year and I wonder if he rushed himself back. It's not popular in a tough guy sport like football but if he was my kid he would have been on a strict limit of # of plays. Maybe wouldn't have prevented this but there is no need for these non-pros to come back from an acl tear as quick as he did.
 
2012-10-28 12:05:40 PM  
Meh. The video's not as dramatic as Napoleon McCallum, where his leg pretty much folded in half backwards. Lattimore got hit, the leg got floppy. You can see that with mere fractures, like the one Reggie Bush got last year.
 
2012-10-28 12:06:05 PM  

jayhawk88: UncleStumpy: That's what I was thinking..as for the comment about him looking like nonchalant at first, he was probably in shock.

Yeah he was wanting to get up and "walk it off", clearly did not understand what was going on there.

/That video is difficult to watch


Sadly, you can see his fear for the future in his face, and, agreed, it is hard to watch.

I don't know if its because I'm getting softer and more empathetic as I get older but watching someone's dreams get shattered like that, it just sucks
 
2012-10-28 12:07:36 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Value that free education kid, you aren't playing in the NFL. :(


Heh, yeah right, what free education? He won't be bringing in any more money for the college....he'll probably get a bill for the rest of the semester after this weekend is up.

/school is big business, not a charity
 
2012-10-28 12:14:42 PM  

Jay CiR: AdolfOliverPanties: Value that free education kid, you aren't playing in the NFL. :(

Heh, yeah right, what free education? He won't be bringing in any more money for the college....he'll probably get a bill for the rest of the semester after this weekend is up.

/school is big business, not a charity


I won't disagree with you really because what you said is true but in this situation most kids get a medical hardship and stay on scholly and that frees up the scholly for the school as well.

However Lattimore is different. He is a legend in that state and will be taken care of fairly by that school. There is no way he is discarded by them because he is the player that led sc to their greatest era in the sport.
 
2012-10-28 12:19:40 PM  

muck4doo: bulldg4life: Spurrier was saying "maybe he'll be back next year"

I'm guessing this ends his football career.

As a bulldog fan, my heart goes out to him. I hope he gets the best medical care possible and can get back on the field.

^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^

/Except I'm a Baylor fan


THIS

/Damn, that farking sucks.
//ND fan.
 
2012-10-28 12:25:55 PM  
Man, I was hoping it was just a bad break with minimal ligament damage. Bummer, but there is still a small window of a chance for a recovery.

Also, it shouldn't be surprising that there are four major ligaments in the knee. It actually makes sense if you think about it.
 
2012-10-28 12:34:15 PM  

MaxSupernova: Jay CiR: AdolfOliverPanties: Value that free education kid, you aren't playing in the NFL. :(

Heh, yeah right, what free education? He won't be bringing in any more money for the college....he'll probably get a bill for the rest of the semester after this weekend is up.

/school is big business, not a charity

I won't disagree with you really because what you said is true but in this situation most kids get a medical hardship and stay on scholly and that frees up the scholly for the school as well.

However Lattimore is different. He is a legend in that state and will be taken care of fairly by that school. There is no way he is discarded by them because he is the player that led sc to their greatest era in the sport.


Any kid that gets injured like that will get a full ride to finish school oh and George Rogers would like a word with you....

Injury looked nasty and even though he kills UGA its hard not to feel bad for him, not sure he can come back from this though.
 
2012-10-28 12:37:36 PM  
Surgeons are getting better and better at fixing knee injuries every year. And I'm sure he'll have access to the best of the best. Plus, elite athletes often heal better and faster than us normal folk, and are willing to push themselves harder during rehab. If Willis McGahee could go on to have a productive NFL career, maybe Lattimore can, too.

That being said, the odds are overwhelmingly in favor of him ending up being another "best there never was." Which farking sucks. As a football fan, all I can say is: good luck, Marcus. It was a pleasure watching you run.
 
2012-10-28 01:02:51 PM  

Jay CiR: AdolfOliverPanties: Value that free education kid, you aren't playing in the NFL. :(

Heh, yeah right, what free education? He won't be bringing in any more money for the college....he'll probably get a bill for the rest of the semester after this weekend is up.

/school is big business, not a charity


And since it's big business, they know enough not to do that, cause the PR fallout would be far more devastating than the $10K they waive having him finish out his degree.
 
2012-10-28 01:04:39 PM  
My wife doesn't follow football. At some level I think she hates it, but even SHE was really worried for this kid. I really hope he makes a full recovery.
/what will his 30 for 30 be called? Best never?
 
2012-10-28 01:11:53 PM  

bulldg4life: Spurrier was saying "maybe he'll be back next year"

I'm guessing this ends his football career.


That's what I thought with Willis McGahee (he tore his ACL, MCL and PCL in the Fiesta Bowl) and made it to the NFL with a very productive career. The key with knee injuries is that it is far easier to come back if you're a young man than if you are older.
 
2012-10-28 01:12:47 PM  

steamingpile: MaxSupernova: Jay CiR: AdolfOliverPanties: Value that free education kid, you aren't playing in the NFL. :(

Heh, yeah right, what free education? He won't be bringing in any more money for the college....he'll probably get a bill for the rest of the semester after this weekend is up.

/school is big business, not a charity

I won't disagree with you really because what you said is true but in this situation most kids get a medical hardship and stay on scholly and that frees up the scholly for the school as well.

However Lattimore is different. He is a legend in that state and will be taken care of fairly by that school. There is no way he is discarded by them because he is the player that led sc to their greatest era in the sport.

Any kid that gets injured like that will get a full ride to finish school oh and George Rogers would like a word with you....

Injury looked nasty and even though he kills UGA its hard not to feel bad for him, not sure he can come back from this though.


No disrespect to Rogers but these sc teams are their glory years and lattimore has to be considered the main cog.
 
2012-10-28 01:16:12 PM  
Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology.
 
2012-10-28 01:22:48 PM  
He used to be a football player, then he took a helmet to the knee.

/This sucks
 
2012-10-28 01:39:04 PM  
Actually, subby, there are FIVE ligaments if you include the patellar. Oh, he tore that, too. . .
 
2012-10-28 02:29:43 PM  
FYI, Steve Spurrier is only calling it a "dislocated knee." Link
 
2012-10-28 02:34:35 PM  
Poor kid. His football career is probably over.
 
2012-10-28 02:39:16 PM  

UncleStumpy: It looked like he was bawling when he had the towel around his head, and I can't say I blame him one bit


Well, at least he now knows he is allowed to have his own response to a situation, since you graciously deigned that he can have that honor just this once.
 
2012-10-28 02:44:08 PM  
I get the feeling I'm going to have to be pretty drunk to watch this one.
 
2012-10-28 02:45:59 PM  

desertgeek: FYI, Steve Spurrier is only calling it a "dislocated knee." Link


My understanding that a complete dislocation means that all ligaments have been torn or at least most. A knee dislocation is not good. A knee subluxation would be good and that's what people usually mean as a knee dislocation.
 
2012-10-28 02:46:09 PM  
It looked worse than what that douchebag Tyrone Prothro did to his own knee. That jackwagon actually has the nerve to be suing the NCAA because he broke his leg while showboating.
 
2012-10-28 02:54:58 PM  

duckpoopy: It looked worse than what that douchebag Tyrone Prothro did to his own knee. That jackwagon actually has the nerve to be suing the NCAA because he broke his leg while showboating.


huh?
 
2012-10-28 02:56:04 PM  

duckpoopy: It looked worse than what that douchebag Tyrone Prothro did to his own knee. That jackwagon actually has the nerve to be suing the NCAA because he broke his leg while showboating.


Nice try. Prothro was tackled while trying to make a touchdown catch. Now, if you want to argue that he shouldn't have been in the game with the Tide up 31-3 in the fourth quarter, that's on Shula.
 
2012-10-28 03:32:45 PM  
Was at this game yesterday. You never heard such quiet immediately after the play. They did not show a replay on the stadiumvision. People were frantically texting friends watching the game at home for details. I was sitting in the Tennessee section. To a man (and woman), every one of them was upset by it. A screenshot made its way to one fan's iPhone and he passed it around. One female UT fan started crying. It took the wind out of what was a very good game.

Nothing but the best for that kid. Marcus, thank you for three great seasons. I hope you're able to still come back and realize your NFL dream, but if not, know that you were one of the best this school has ever seen, and know that everyone in the SEC thinks the world of you not only as a player, but as a man.
 
2012-10-28 04:53:24 PM  

SlothB77: When Joe theismann is saying 'its than mine' you know its bad.


He didn't actually say that. Yet.
 
2012-10-28 04:54:39 PM  
Wow, missed this one yesterday, and thank goodness. Sad to see dreams on hold or dying, and that's one heck of a knee injury. I always wince when I see these things, since I lost only half my right knee ligaments, had a meniscus tear and breaks in both fibulas after a car hit my legs. After that I can't imagine how much worse it would be to have the rest go boom like that.

Hopefully SC buys him the best care possible and he can carry on with his career in future, or if not that, at least meaningful use of his leg. I know mine's never been quite right since, so I hope his works out a lot better.
 
2012-10-28 04:56:29 PM  
The most gruesome thing is that he broke his femur (seriously, do people realize how hard that is to do?) and the possibility that he could have done something to an artery... but luckily the artery thing seems to have passed. I, now, would worry about whether he'll get enough blood flow to that joint so as to allow for proper rehabilitation. Likely shouldn't be an issue, but that was a... major, and atypical, knee injury.

Incidentally, even Willis McGahee only tore three of his knee ligaments (and did something else, IIRC). I knew when I saw Lattimore's injury that it looked a bit worse, only for the fact that his leg was "dangling" in a way that, well, I've only see when a limb is partially severed. When it was "throw" over his body as he flipped after the tackle, I knew right then that something was very, very bad, because you could see... well, movement in every direction. When he was sitting there looking like he was in a Figure Four leg-lock as he lay in pain, I knew that it was really bad.

Still didn't expect a broken femur. I HOPE, for his sake, that it was a couple inches above the joint, not "in" the joint. That would just add to complications.

IMO: Marcus was pressured to come back way too quickly, and it's largely why EVERYONE has tried to keep the extent of his injuries under-wraps: this is potentially a bad, bad thing for college football, because Lattimore was a certified future top 15 NFL pick, even WITH his ACL injury. Now? Eh... I've seen NFL injuries with more widely-available public information merely hours after said injury (even if not an official release... yet, last night, some ESPN analyst had the audacity to suggest that nobody else "jump the gun" with uncited sources... SOMEONE ON ESPN SAID THAT).
Yes, if the previously injured joint feels fine, that's great and it's time to work up to game-day speed and strength and awareness. The problem comes with a lack of full-speed preparation and training. and I've heard people say he still was not at 100% when it came to his agility and burst. Freak things happen, but I have a feeling that 2010 or early 2011 Lattimore wouldn't have had a problem at least partially avoiding that blow. It seems that he was trying to do "too much" particularly with his stronger leg; guys with injuries to one knee will do more planting and cutting with the other knee.
 
2012-10-28 05:04:56 PM  

Life_is_a_carnivore: It's still not Theismann or Clint Malarchuk, but damn......


Worse than Theismann, IMO. Theismann's career ended, but he was in his mid-30s. Yes, there were complications with his leg due to the injury, but I wonder if modern treatment may have alleviated that. As it is, we don't know the extent of Lattimore's femoral break, and it's possible that it could cause similar problems.

... It's hard to compare anything to a skate to the throat, though. Something about blood spewing many feet out of a person's neck that... scares you.
 
2012-10-28 05:10:20 PM  

ksobby:
He was in shock. I had the same thing happen, obviously not in the same way, and I can't tell you really what happened. That whole hour or so is a blur. The ligaments won't hurt until surgery recovery and rehab time, but the femur is gonna be a biatch since the break is high up.


Leg probably just went numb immediately after. He felt a pressure, but no pain yet. Later at the hospital, before the pain killers, then all holy hell.
 
2012-10-28 05:11:21 PM  

MaxSupernova: No disrespect to Rogers but these sc teams are their glory years and lattimore has to be considered the main cog.


The main cogs are on, and have been on, that defense. Lattimore was the straw that stirred the drink.

/whatever
 
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