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Chris Simms has spleen removed

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Kritter47, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. Kritter47

    Kritter47 Member

    According to ESPNews' little rotating breaking news box thingie.

    Second time I've heard of a spleen removal from a hit in pro sports. Although Peter Forsberg does get credit for at least making it to the bar after the game when his happened.
  2. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    I don't want to see any wiseasses making reference to Junior Mints in thsi thread.
  3. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    You said thingie.

    This injury reminds me of what Christopher Moltisanti said to Tony after recovering from just such a surgery...

    "I got no spleen, Gene."
  4. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    Spleens are so 1993.
  5. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    I know a HS quarterback who was crunched in the midsection, and ended up needed his spleen removed. :-X

    The hit was vicious but clean. Simms was reaching for the end zone and got blasted.
  6. DocTalk

    DocTalk Active Member

    It's unusual to remove speens in trauma, unless it is completely beyond repair. Most of the time it is allowed to heal by itself without surgery. With Simms' requiring a blood transfusion, it is likely that his shattered and the bleeding was not contained within the spleen capsule but extended into his abdominal cavity.

    While his recovery to return to football will probably be 10-12 weeks, depending upon how his abdominal muscles recover, becausw he has had a laparotomy, he runs the risk of small bowel obstrucions fro the rest of his life.
  7. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Like ... kidney stones of the ass?
  8. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    How much does the spleen go for on ebay?
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Did Doctors find any heart while they were in there working on the spleen?
  10. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    I'm pretty sure nobody can EVER give Chris Simms shit for not having heart or guts. I think you get a lifetime pass when you finish out an NFL game with a splattered spleen.
  11. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    That's what impresses me ... when my spleen ruptured, it felt like I had my wind knocked out but had a hard time regaining it.
  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    OK, he gets his lifetime pass from here out. But that's also the first time.
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