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(Yahoo)   Houston cornerback makes history with the first torn inferior vena cava to result from a football hit, makes history again by surviving an injury that kills 95% of the time   ( sports.yahoo.com) divider line
    More: Scary, cornerback, University of Houston, tearing, Conference USA, internal bleeding, team physician, motor vehicle accidents, trauma team  
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3151 clicks; posted to Sports » on 09 Nov 2012 at 11:12 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-11-09 11:46:53 AM  
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Captain Steroid: FTA: "This injury has never been seen or reported in association with a football injury and is more associated with high-speed motor vehicle injuries," head team physician Dr. Walter Lowe said in a release.

Jesus Christ! How fast were these guys running?! O_O

An average cornerback could probably do the 40-yard dash in about 4.5 seconds. That translates to 26.64 feet per second, which translates to about 18 miles per hour. Now if he'shiatting a receiver running at the same speed head-on, that's a 36 mph differential. So think of a car going 36 mph straight into a wall.

Now also consider that if you get into a car accident, there's a crumple zone in front of you. There's space between you and the steering wheel. Maybe there's an airbag. So by the time you actually hit a hard surface, you're already traveling significantly slower than your initial velocity. If you're hit during a football game, the first contact is going to be with your head or your collar bone. There's no room to absorb the impact.

So... yeah. Football hurts.
2012-11-09 11:36:41 AM  
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I wonder how quickly they figured out he was bleeding internally?
2012-11-09 11:32:09 AM  
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I pray that he recovers from this and hope it doesn't hinder any of his life goals.
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