Man, poor Turk McBride. A bruised spleen. Holy hell that sounds like it hurts! It’s an organ, for Pete’s sake. First off, get well, Turk. You are one of my favorite Chiefs and a good kid. Hope to see you out there on Sunday. Now, let’s talk other weird, wild football injuries.
The worst I’ve ever heard about was what a defensive end did in a pile the year before I got to Emporia State. Apparently, this tackle cut the crap out of this DE’s knees and damn near took him out–multiple times. They ended up on the bottom of a pile together and the OT was talking smack and trying to gauge his eyes out. The DE’s hand just happens to be in between the OT’s legs, so to get this maniac back and off of him for good he reaches around the guy’s “cup,” grabs one of the twins and squeezes until he “squished it like a soggy Hush Puppy.” Apparently, the OT screamed like a girl in a horror movie getting dismembered by a chainsaw.
Hopefully, you all lived through that.
What is the most bizarre football injury you have ever sustained, witnessed or heard about? Even urban legend flies on this one…