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Who believes Jimmie Johnson?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TheSportsPredictor, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Nextel Cup champion Jimmie Johnson broke his left wrist when he fell out of a golf cart during a celebrity tournament, his team said Sunday.

    The injury occurred Friday at a tournament in Lecanto, Fla., and will prevent him from driving for at least four weeks. The injury was to his non-shifting hand, and he should be able to participate in preseason testing at Daytona International Speedway next month.

    "I was in a golf cart and the driver took a sharp turn," Johnson said in a statement. "I wasn't holding on tight enough, landed awkwardly on the ground and heard a little pop. It was a fluke deal, but fortunately we're in the offseason and I don't plan to miss any additional time."


    Who wants to bet someone was drunk?? Either JJ was trying to drive the golf cart like a racecar, or whoever he was with was trying to show off to the champ.
  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    If he's the passenger, shouldn't he break his right wrist?
  3. fmrsped

    fmrsped Active Member

    I'll take JJ driving and someone else taking the fall for 2,000.
  4. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    True story ... buddy of mine was sitting in the back of a cart, holding two beers and arguing with his 15-year-old daughter who was at the wheel.

    She took off, he fell off. Broke both arms but spilled neither beer.
  5. Ledbetter

    Ledbetter Active Member

    I hope he wasn't with the daughter of the dean.
  6. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Depends on how you fall. Really.
  7. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Well, to break the left from the passenger side it seems you'd have to fall AND turn. Very possible, I'm sure. Very possible. But breaking the left seems one hell of a lot more likely from the driver's side.
  8. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    who beat?
  9. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    In Sunday Money, Jeff MacGregor describes a very specific scene where Jeff Gordon goes flying out of a golf cart and bounces off the pavement when someone cuts a corner too fast. (He wasn't hurt, though.) I'd say it's quite possible JJ is telling the truth.
  10. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    It says Johnson was a passenger...but doesn't say where he was sitting. He could've been riding on the back of the cart and rolled off, that being the way he broke his wrist, Mod.
  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    It could've been a British cart, Moddy.
  12. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    The ground, apparently.
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