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10-25-2010 @ 5:06PM
I didn't think it looked all that brutal. I was expecting far worse when I heard it described. (Not to downplay the injury. I mean, what happened, happened. I'm just saying I was surprised to see someone get so hurt from what looked like mere jumping up and down.)The best part of the video was Jay Mohr's skeptical reply, though. "Are you serious?" I really want to get that as a soundbite for vent.
10-25-2010 @ 5:16PM
It's deceptively easy to get an injury like this one. A friend of mine in high school had a very similar injury stepping down from a chair while we were decorating for homecoming. It seems silly, but all it takes is you putting your weight down at a bad angle.
10-25-2010 @ 5:18PM
Kinda makes me afraid to do anything...I'd better just go home and play WoW.
10-25-2010 @ 5:25PM
Oh, you can get hurt by playing WoW ...Ligament popped in wrist from lifting luggage on vacation + De Quervain's carpal tunnel from playing WoW and working too much = paralyzed right hand for me, required surgery.
10-25-2010 @ 6:05PM
Watch the HD youtube clip at 41 seconds you can see the knee pop at the 41 second mark. I have had a similar injury (but from snowboarding) and it is pretty brutal.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkE2BTjYFGQI hope the kid doesnt get too much crap for this.
10-25-2010 @ 8:08PM
All it takes is the lower leg slipping a little, and the knee trying to follow. Not to make light, but "it doesn't bend that way."
10-25-2010 @ 8:10PM
Sometimes a massive impact, fall, or accident is required to injure something...but sometimes even a misstep will do it. I don't find it at all surprising that he popped a tendon this way. I did that to my hand once just leaning on a counter. It may be odd and may be unglamorous, but it does happen.Amusingly enough I actually sprained my ankle at Blizzcon this year and I still have no idea how I did it. One minute I was walking, the next, I was in excruciating pain every time I tried to put weight on my foot. Maybe it was something in the air? XD
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