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The video of Aaron Cook's injury makes me squeamish

Sep 9, 2010, 11:01 AM EDT

The video of the play on which Aaron Cook broke his fibula in last night’s Reds-Rockies game has me all woozy right now. Not because of anything you see — it’s no Joe Theisman or Tim Krumrie video or anything — but because of what you hear.  Watch and listen. Yeah, that’s pretty much the sound of a leg breaking.

I once passed out when my daughter needed stitches in her forehead so, yeah, I’m a big pansy when it comes to this stuff, but this thing just has me all weirded out this morning.

(hat tip to Will Carroll who noticed it)

  1. BC - Sep 9, 2010 at 11:13 AM

    Ow. Mommy.

  2. matt - Sep 9, 2010 at 11:23 AM

    Theisman’s was the worst. I won’t go near that video. Then there was the san francisco giants pitcher from the 80’s who broke his arm mid-pitch because he had bone cancer. His name escapes me right now. It was similar to Theisman. Half of the limb just dangling around. Nasty.

  3. Chris Fiorentino - Sep 9, 2010 at 11:24 AM

    I remember getting squeamish when Jermaine Dye broke his leg when he fouled the ball off the middle of his shin area and you could actually see the leg bend a little bit. This was in the playoffs, I believe against the Red Sox in 2001. The video was brutal and they just kept showing it again and again, even zooming up on where the leg broke.

  4. Chris Fiorentino - Sep 9, 2010 at 11:26 AM

    Oh, it was the Yankers not the Red Sox…LOL. I knew I was watching just wasn’t sure whether I was rooting for against a team…guess it was against.

  5. Jonny5 - Sep 9, 2010 at 11:30 AM

    “He needs to grow a set and toughen up, sometimes you have to pitch through the pain”. (Rob Dibble)

  6. BC - Sep 9, 2010 at 11:31 AM

    Dave Dravecky.

  7. Michael - Sep 9, 2010 at 4:23 PM

    Jason Kendall, anyone?

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