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SmootSmack 03-05-2008 10:24 PM

Horrible Ski Accident (not for the queasy)

This is just awful

[url=http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5hObY7rn7he3tVYQUm4daNovnhTPw]The Canadian Press: Austrian skier Matthias Lanzinger's lower leg amputated after crash[/url]

Daseal 03-05-2008 10:26 PM

Re: Horrible Ski Accident (not for the queasy)
Sometimes you forget how dangerous sports are, especially something like skiing. They're going so fast.

I hope the guy recovers.

GMScud 03-05-2008 10:37 PM

Re: Horrible Ski Accident (not for the queasy)
I saw that on break.com today. You can just see his leg flopping... Ugh. Definitely not for the faint of heart. Frankly I'm surprised more injuries like this don't happen for as fast as those guys go. For them to have to amputate it must have been horrific. All the best to this guy in his recovery.

hooskins 03-05-2008 11:07 PM

Re: Horrible Ski Accident (not for the queasy)
That is terrible and looks like his career is over now that the leg is removed. That reminded me of a similar injury in the Premier League(English soccer). On of the forwards on Arsenal, Eduardo had a nasty tackle to the ankle and it was near a clean break. Also not for the queasy.

BDBohnzie 03-06-2008 10:29 AM

Re: Horrible Ski Accident (not for the queasy)
You could see the skier coming off that jump and knew something bad was going to happen. Man, that was definitely gruesome.

Here is Eduardo's break in slo-mo, with commentary about the play:

I'm a Man U fan, but you never want an injury like Eduardo's to happen. That's just a shame.

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