Monday, June 12, 2006

Roethlisberger in serious condition, going into surgery

The list of injuries already reported to Ben Roethlisberger's head, mouth and face is horrific. The trauma physicians seem to be a little hesitant to talk about the extent of the damage, but what I've seen reported so far is: Fractured left sinus cavity bone; a nine-inch laceration to the back of his head; and broken jaw. He also lost most of his teeth and severely injured both knees. It sounds like he went into the windshield face first, and suffered the laceration and knee injuries when he hit the ground.

No one has reported that the injuries are life threatening, but this kind of damage certainly sounds career threatening. I have a feeling we're going to hear more bad news following surgery. One certainly needs to be concerned about brain injury in a situation like this, and that's one thing they haven't talked about.


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