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  • 05/21/2012, 01:35PM ET

Top 10 injuries/ailments athletes fear the most.. Take into account how common they occur too..

HighwayCrossingFrog (175-852-64) vs The Munk (1-0-0)
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1. Concussions/trauma to the head..
2. Blown out knees
3. Elbow probs/tommy john surgery
4. Hamstring
5. Broken ribs
6. Bummed/rolled over ankle
7. Bad back
8. Gettin a fever before the night of a big game/during game
9. Food poisoning/diahorrea
10. Abdominal strain.. Yea yeah bosh!
(would be higher but its very rare)..

Just have fun with it..
gl


1. Spinal injury
2. Neck Injury
3. Concussion
4. ACL/MCL Tear
5. UCL Tear
6. Ruptured testes
7. Broken Leg
8. Hamstring Tear
9. Broken Toe
10. Broken Finger

Good luck HCF.


Ok, the probs with your list..

While yours are more terrifying.. (especially that testes one!!!)
mine are more common..

Yes getting eaten alive by a shark/spinal injury is pretty freakin scary..
but
i dont think alot of athletes think:
"that could happen to me"..
spinal and neck injuries are very rare..
but
concussions are EXTREMELY COMMON in hockey and nfl..
now and again nba..
yes, rarely in baseball, by a wild pitch or home plate collision..

Im sorry, but i dont count evil knievel things as sports..
people know those risks..
and they dont respect life.. Or they wouldnt do it..
same as joining the army or marines, in a time of war..
you know when you sign up, you arent going over to afghanistan to get laid..


I like your arguement HCF. It reminds me of a young Walt Whitman on peyote. Not sure how the Marines got involved in this TD.

I will first argue our #1's. It might be a differing of opinions as to what is common.

http://www.fscip.org/facts.htm

Article states there are 12,000 cases of spinal injury a year. 7.6% attributed to sports so about 900 cases a year. To me that sounds like a lot. I think Eric LaGrand would side with me. Yes he got a contract but he won't be as you say on the pitch. My case is that, even if its not in the news often, it still can be common and the odds are against you of getting back on the pitch.

You can come back from a concussion.

Lets take a look at Justin Morneau's concussion symptoms.

http://tinyurl.com/7b5pt27

Also, if a player fears rolling their ankle, they shouldn???t even be playing sports. Just wrap it up, rub some dirt on it and you are good to go. Bad back? Diarrhea? Fever? Abdominal strain? All can be cured with some OTC pills. I think players fear broken bones more than getting the runs, cramps or the sweats.


Broken fingers and toes, affect athletes performances very little..
kobe broke his finger, couple years back, and he didnt miss a heartbeat, still doing the 42points no assists thing:)
but
basketball stars that roll their ankles, lose 10mins playing time,
and then come back alittle gimpy..
in tennis a bummed ankle is the kiss of death, you are forced to retire..
so yes, rolling your ankle is a big deal, it affects your performance dramatically..

You take concussions too lightly, and are treating the players like pieces of junk..
who the freak do you think you are talking to?
ha ha
concussions, can lead to severe depression..
severe depression leads to suicide..
suicide to purgatory..
purgatory means climbing a ladder/stairway, (to heaven), for 30 years, not cool!
plus it destroys the loved ones left behind..
its very hard to rationalize suicide,
plus it increases the risk of loved ones doing suicide,
cause if they are going through a rough patch,
they can say:
will seau did it, why not me?"..


I would take the runs before a broken digit. Broken digits do hamper your play and is more common than strained abdomen.

So, a bummed ankle, your #6 will take you out of the game for 10min. So what! My #6 is more feared. Take Dan Hamhuis, game 1 of the cup finals last year, check on Lucic. Seems innocent enough but somehow he busted a nut. Who knows if he can even procreate any more. He was out the rest of the finals.



I dont taking concussions too lightly. I just don't think it should be #1. I don't care if you are playing football, hockey, basketball or tiddlywinks if you take a blunt force trauma to the noggin I guarantee your first thought would not be Oh my I might have a concussion. No no no. You first move your arms and then your legs. Then breathe a HUGE sigh of relief.

Really! Concussions lead to depression more than being a quadriplegic? PUL-eze!

You mentioned in your original post to have fun. Well its lunch time for the Munk and lunch time is fun time.

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May 21, 2012  02:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Shouldn't death be #1?

HA HA HA

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May 21, 2012  02:45 PM ET

1st Throwdown....don't expect any special treatment or anything. Good luck Frog.

May 21, 2012  02:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Shouldn't death be #1?

This!

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May 21, 2012  02:47 PM ET

Ruptured testes? Ouch!

May 21, 2012  02:49 PM ET
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Ruptured testes? Ouch!

Happened to someone I know. I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy.

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May 21, 2012  02:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Shouldn't death be #1?

there are things worse than death, or so I have been told.

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May 21, 2012  03:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

The leading cause of death is life.

Deep.

May 21, 2012  03:08 PM ET

Will dole out commentary in my #2 argument.

May 21, 2012  03:22 PM ET

1.) Girlfriend "failing" pregnancy test
2.) Wife discovering #1

May 21, 2012  03:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

1.) Girlfriend "failing" pregnancy test2.) Wife discovering #1

resulting in
#3) Ruptured Testes.

May 21, 2012  03:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

1.) Girlfriend "failing" pregnancy test2.) Wife discovering #1

It's like Christmas all over again.

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May 21, 2012  03:26 PM ET
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resulting in #3) Ruptured Testes.

Ha! Very well played.

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