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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 11:26:58 AM  
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That's what you get when you go with the cheap stuff. I only buy superior venae cava.
2012-11-09 12:37:29 PM  
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Captain Steroid: Lee's_Austin: Sports Science had an episode where they had Antonio Cromartie hit a dummy at full-speed. He was, to quote, "A 35MPH car accident waiting to happen."

Arkanaut: 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.

Wow. Okay, thanks. That actually helped. :-)

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2012-11-09 11:43:40 AM  
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grinding_journalist: Best theory is that he cracked a rib and the rib poked it, but even then you're going through layers of flesh and membranes before you get there.

That would have to have been a tremendous rib injury to penetrate all the way into his leg.
2012-11-09 11:27:41 AM  
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Occam's Disposable Razor: Injury in his leg that tore the inferior vena cava? It's been awhile since I took anatomy, but I think he'd basically have to have the leg pulled off above his head taking a big chunk of torso with it.

In which case, we need to see that hit.

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