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Comment : Just Because a Sport isn't based on bodily contact doesn't mean you can't get hurt
Posted by Chubbs on Sat 4:10pm 15 June 2002
My mother was only too happy that I play softball instead of some sport that involves slamming into people. But don't start thinking that I am a klutz and just tripped over my own two feet and broke my leg. It was pretty stupid now that I think about it. I was sliding into second base, like I'd been taught, thinking that even though I was out, I could prevent a double play. Well, I started to slide, and my heel caught the dirt just the wrong way and twisted. I might have gotten up at that point, but the shortstop wasn't giving up on the double play. She kept going, and as she was mid-stride in her throw, her huge, fat foot came down on my twisting ankle. Then I heard the dull pop and, from other experiences, I knew what it was. Plus, it wasn't exactly painless. I got carried off the field and taken to the hospital, though not after waiting for the athletic trainer for 20 minutes. I had a cast up to my knee and a pair of crutches along with the promise of surgery. (Which, thankfully, was deemed unnecessary two days later.) Me and my big blue cast and INCREDIBLY swollen foot and toes were the center of attention for six whole weeks. Now the cast is off and I'm sore as you-know-what. The swelling will continue for 6 months, and I was finally told straight out that this is an honest-to-God, very bad, ankle fracture.
Oh yeah, and my coach played and coached softball for 20 years without experiencing a fracture of their own or witnessing a teammate's. That's my luck.
I know this is lame, but I'm so bored I need something to do.
- Just Because a Sport isn't based on bodily contact doesn't mean you can't get hurt - Chubbs Sat 15 Jun 2002
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