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Raven injured, plane diverted

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by DocTalk, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. DocTalk

    DocTalk Active Member


    BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Ravens' team plane made an unscheduled landing early Tuesday in Pittsburgh so cornerback Corey Ivy could go to a hospital to treat a kidney injury.

    Ivy was in stable condition at UPMC-Presbyterian hospital, where he was expected to stay at least through Wednesday for testing, observation and examination by renal specialists, according to a team statement. Ravens spokesman Chad Steele described the injury as a kidney tear.

    Stout work by the team doc to divert the plane to get Ivy to a hospital.
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I saw the head and thought of this one....
  3. Hey Doc --
    What's your Hippocratic take on team doctors?
    Sending guys back out to play with injuries that oight to have them on the couch or in the hospital?
    Where do you fall on this?
  4. DocTalk

    DocTalk Active Member

    The team doc has two masters. The team and the player should have the same goal, having a pro on the field who will perform well, not get injured and still have longevity.

    The team is not wise in pushing the return of an injured player because of the long term financial penalty. Yet the player has a finite shelf life and time on the injury reserve list will not serve them well. Once the player is diagnosed and treated and if the player understands the risks of returning to practice and play, then the doc, the player and the team can come to a consensus.

    If the doc hides information or misinforms the player, then an issue exists. This situation is no different than any other worker who is cleared to return to work; the only difference is the visibility of the patient.
  5. DocTalk

    DocTalk Active Member

    Whoops, almost forgot...In 1989, Marty Barrett the Boston Red Sox second baseman blew out his knee and was treated by Dr. Arthur Pappas who was also part owner of the team. He won a malpratice claiming that Pappas had misdiagnosed the knee injury and performed medical procedures without his consent, and that the treatment brought his career to a premature end. He also claimed that Pappas' dual roles as owner and team physician constituted a conflict of interest.

    This would not be acceptable or ethical.
  6. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    Same here :)
  7. Thanks, Doc. Excellent analysis.
    By the way, it hurts when I do this.
  8. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Then stop doing it.
  9. DocTalk

    DocTalk Active Member

    Classic doc reply...though it doesn't work with athletes, who'll do it regardless They practice and perfrom through pain that the spectator can't appreciate. I presume FB is somewhat athletic since I have no scientific evidence to the contrary!
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    For some reason, he can never go to the right...the further it goes, the more it hurts
  11. Actually, I'm righthanded in everything except those things that I have to aim. I shoot bows, guns, and pool lefthanded.
    And my politics veer to the right almost all the way to Lincoln Chaffee!
  12. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Still doesn't answer the most pressing question. Is that considered aiming?
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