Skip to comments.High School Athlete Dies After Flying Discus Hits Him In Hip
Posted on 03/21/2013 11:26:13 AM PDT by libstripper
HEREFORD, Texas (CBS Houston/AP) A funeral is scheduled for Wednesday for a Panhandle high school freshman athlete who died nine days after a flying discus hit him in the hip.
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It was because of sequester
Wow! That is odd. What a freaky accident. I could see death if it hit him in the head, but the hip? Oh well crazy things happen that is for sure.
Could have been a blood clot but the article says he was complaining of increasing pain.
Probably broke some bones, then an infection, and he went septic.
Prayers for this family and for the poor kid who threw the discus.
That is almost certainly what happened. My God. This young man and his family are in our thoughts and prayers.
I don't suppose we will see an Assault Discus ban any time soon ...
I had a blood clot in my thigh that by the time they got it slowed down was 14” long. I know about increasing pain.
The defendant gives his three year old son a loaded, cocked .45 and sends the litle boy across the street to deliver it to the defendant's friend and neighbor. Along the way the little boy meets a friend of his and they start plyaing with the gun. The little boy drops the gun and it falls on his friend's foot, breaking the foot, but does not go off. Is the defendant liable for the injury to his son's friend's foot and, if so, why?
A bit like this weird death.
We need to discuss Discus control immediately!!!!
Or he could've died of something totally unrelated to the hip incident, like a unknown heart issue.
It’s the Greeks fault.
Or, quite sadly, this is just one of those horrible things to which that famous old Hell’s Angels saying applies, “Sometimes shit just happens.” No insults intended to any bikers, including the Angels.
Kinda tough to walk that off eh. whew
I remember some years ago, an Air Force Academy (at least I think it was) athlete was struck by a javelin right in the heart. Somehow he survived.
We weren't allowed to throw javelins until college due to the obvious dangers.
Hold on. The Greek guy that invented the discus toss more a mere 2800 years ago for the Olympics should have known that a poor child in the Texas panhandle in the year 2013 would be killed by a errant discus toss.
Eric Holder will prosecute that white Greek guy within a week or two. After he goes after the manufacturer of the discus.
Accident or a case of bullying? Article never said. I’m always suspicious in these kid-kills-kid cases. I’m confident the lion’s share of them are not accidents.
I threw discus in high school. Sometimes they’d just let fly off your middle finger and slice off course a long way. Also polevaulted. Both more risky than people realize.
Far more likely a freak accident. Look at the comments, like No. 20. Just remember the old Hell’s Angels saying. Sometimes it’s all too true, just like the poor guy in FL who was killed by a sink hole that suddenly opened up under his bed.
When I was in high school, several friends were throwing a rubber discus just for fun. They were throwing it in a safe area except one guy let it slip.
The discus had a blue “W” painted on it by one of the coaches I guess for identification. The misthrown discus hit a car almost right in the middle of the hood. When we retrieved it, the discus had branded a perfect “W” on the hood. It did not even look to have spun as it hit. We tried to rub it out and even wash it but nothing worked.
I have no idea what eventually happened.
Of course not. He thought it was deliberate. But at that distance, throwing that kind of object, there's no way that even a college level champion discus thrower could be that accurate.
Sounds like it might have caused some kind of trauma or puncture to the intestinal area.
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Funny story. Had this little pain in my upper thigh. And then it started to crawl down my leg. Doc said it was nothing. He said he could get me an ultrasound with the vein specialist in town (if I thought I really needed it). Tech told me what he was seeing. Tech called his “Resident” and that guy was (while I was still laying on the table), yelling, “you have to be F’in kidding me, 14 INCHES???”. ha ha. A bit later I asked my regular doc if’n I could go back to work. He said, “ABSOLUTELY! And you can join the other 386,000 people that die of this every year, or you can go home, lie down, and shoot (Heparin) (no insurance)in your belly for the next 10 days.
Yep... as I recall that was sometime during my smack year (started in 1969). Someone else had just thrown the javelin and it was sticking out of the ground about chest high. He ran right into it.