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Roethlisberger undergoes seven hours of surgery ~ broken jaw and facial injuries repaired...
Foxnews ^ | Associated Press

Posted on 06/12/2006 11:22:41 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Steelers star Ben Roethlisberger, the youngest quarterback to lead a team to the Super Bowl championship, broke his jaw and nose in a motorcycle crash Monday in which he was not wearing a helmet.

Four doctors operated on Roethlisberger for seven hours to treat multiple facial fractures and "all of the fractures were successfully repaired," Dr. Harry W. Sell, chairman of the surgery department at Mercy Hospital, told reporters late Monday night.

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Roethlisberger's accident

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Dr. Daniel Pituch, who led the team, said Roethlisberger was in serious but stable condition, and doctors were aware of no other serious injuries.

"His brain, spine, chest and abdomen appear to be without serious injury and there are no other confirmed injuries at this time," he said.

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1 posted on 06/12/2006 11:22:44 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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2 posted on 06/12/2006 11:25:53 PM PDT by Andy from Beaverton (I only vote Republican to stop the Democrats)
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To: Andy from Beaverton

Earlier reports said his knees were broken.


3 posted on 06/12/2006 11:28:04 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: 230FMJ; 68 grunt; absolootezer0; AdamSelene235; angry elephant; archy; baddog1; baltodog; basil; ...
"His brain, spine, chest and abdomen appear to be without serious injury and there are no other confirmed injuries at this time," he said.

WHEW.

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4 posted on 06/12/2006 11:29:54 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Now Ben Roethlisberger and Jack Lambert have more than the same uniform in common...

Hopefully Ben is OK and he gets back on the field at full health ASAP.

5 posted on 06/12/2006 11:31:04 PM PDT by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon
Ok they say he wasn't wearing a helmet. He has been quoted as saying he doesn't like to wear a helmet.

But he's a FOOTBALL player. Don't they wear helmets?
6 posted on 06/12/2006 11:32:44 PM PDT by Mongeaux (''I would sooner be governed by the first 2,000 names in the Boston phone directory," W.F. Buckley)
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To: martin_fierro
Hometown paper report:

7-hour Roethlisberger surgery called success

********************An Excerpt************************

Roethlisberger, who led the Steelers to a Super Bowl championship this year, slammed into the windshield, rolled over the hood of the car and landed on the pavement on his knees, striking his head again, said the witness, who declined to give her name.

She repeatedly asked Roethlisberger who he was and if he was OK.

He eventually replied, "My name is Ben," and asked, "Where am I?"

"You're at the Armstrong Tunnel," the witness said.

"What city is that in?" he said.

"Pittsburgh," the woman replied.

Roethlisberger fell silent briefly and then tried to stand.

"I'm OK," he said.

"No, you're not," said the woman, who instructed him to stay still.

7 posted on 06/12/2006 11:35:15 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

8 posted on 06/12/2006 11:36:20 PM PDT by ajolympian2004
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I am a Cowboy's fan and I admire the Steelers and Big Ben...

However, I found him not too mature in his appearances on TV Late Night Shows last year.

Now, his riding a motorcycle without a helmet just proves he still has some growing up to do...

I hope he heals, but I am sure there were very, very few Steeler's fans who did not feel a cold hand clutching their hearts when the news of the accident came out...

Here's hoping the Steeler's coming season isn't on the sick bed, too. I want the Cowboy to beat them in this year's Superbowl...

9 posted on 06/12/2006 11:36:22 PM PDT by Bender2 (Gad! The inmates have control... And I'm trying to quit smoking!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

10 posted on 06/12/2006 11:36:43 PM PDT by ajolympian2004
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To: Mongeaux

I guess he only likes to wear a helmet on the football field, and not on motorcycles.


11 posted on 06/12/2006 11:37:41 PM PDT by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon

Maybe the helmet reminds him of work.


12 posted on 06/12/2006 11:39:33 PM PDT by Mongeaux (''I would sooner be governed by the first 2,000 names in the Boston phone directory," W.F. Buckley)
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To: Mongeaux
A lot of people don't like to wear helmets on bikes because they say it ruins the experience of the open road.
13 posted on 06/12/2006 11:48:30 PM PDT by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon

Yes, especially the experience of hitting an old lady in a luxury car.


14 posted on 06/12/2006 11:49:50 PM PDT by Mongeaux (''I would sooner be governed by the first 2,000 names in the Boston phone directory," W.F. Buckley)
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To: Mongeaux
I guess that wouldn't be a very pleasant experience. I'd wear a helmet, I think the pros would far outweigh the cons.
15 posted on 06/12/2006 11:56:09 PM PDT by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon

yeah you would think the Pro's would know better.


16 posted on 06/12/2006 11:57:20 PM PDT by Mongeaux (''I would sooner be governed by the first 2,000 names in the Boston phone directory," W.F. Buckley)
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To: Mongeaux

Yea.
And the coach got all over him last year for not wearing
a helmet.


18 posted on 06/13/2006 12:02:55 AM PDT by squibs
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To: mainepatsfan

Ping/Crash


19 posted on 06/13/2006 12:04:41 AM PDT by IslandJeff (who drove the red sports car?)
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To: Mongeaux

Only a full face helmet can ward off knocks to the chin.


20 posted on 06/13/2006 12:07:04 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach


Nice post, Ernie, but the links to the pics are not working for me.


21 posted on 06/13/2006 12:09:03 AM PDT by onyx (Deport the trolls --- send them back to DU)
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To: ajolympian2004

This table setting brought to you by the boys in stripes.


22 posted on 06/13/2006 12:14:20 AM PDT by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: onyx

click on the read more @ msn.foxnews...video & pics


23 posted on 06/13/2006 12:15:53 AM PDT by tina07 (In Memory of my Father - WWII Army Air Force Veteran)
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Yep, that's exactly what I did. :)


24 posted on 06/13/2006 12:16:53 AM PDT by onyx (Deport the trolls --- send them back to DU)
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To: onyx

msn@foxsports.com...oops


25 posted on 06/13/2006 12:17:01 AM PDT by tina07 (In Memory of my Father - WWII Army Air Force Veteran)
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To: onyx

10-4!


26 posted on 06/13/2006 12:17:54 AM PDT by tina07 (In Memory of my Father - WWII Army Air Force Veteran)
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LOL -- the oops opened outlook express!
TOO FUNNY.
Thanks, tina. That was sweet of you to try.


27 posted on 06/13/2006 12:19:03 AM PDT by onyx (Deport the trolls --- send them back to DU)
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I would have thought that there would be some type of clause in his contract against risky activities.

My son played football in middle school and the coach insisted that the boys NOT play any sandlot football or engage in any other high risk activities during the season.

28 posted on 06/13/2006 12:20:41 AM PDT by Dianna
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

THIS IDIOT DODGED A FRICKIN' BULLET AND IS LUCKY TO BE ALIVE - HE COULD HAVE EASILY BEEN A PARA/QUADAPALEGIC - STEELERS OUGHT TO PUT HIM ON IR FOR UPCOMING SEASON


29 posted on 06/13/2006 12:21:26 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Conservatism is moderate, it is the center, it is the middle of the road)
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I noted the same this morning on the first thread right after his accident. This man child has responsibilites and a huge contract. He acted very foolishly and it's cost him and his team. I hope he'll be able to resume his career.


30 posted on 06/13/2006 12:24:51 AM PDT by onyx (Deport the trolls --- send them back to DU)
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I'm getting lazy, just go to the website.


31 posted on 06/13/2006 12:30:47 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: All

Nite all, got to get my rest before a big day in the dentist's chair....ugh!


32 posted on 06/13/2006 12:32:50 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: martin_fierro
I wasn't at work but a friend who works for another media outlet was on the story and called me to fill me in. The >very early< report she had mentioned his broken jaw, fractured left sinus and both his knees broken. That's actually not the word she used to describe the knees, it was a lot worse.

Her info claimed he hit the left side of the car, went over the handlebars of his crotch rocket, hit the left side of his head on the windshield, bounced and landed on the pavement on his knees.

Thing is that was a preliminary report, and in the life cycle of a story that's when you get a lot of conflicting and usually wrong info. So I'm not saying that's what happened but it is what was coming into our newsroom initially.

I do find it curious though the way the stories are being worded... "no other injuries at this time" ...phrases like that.

My guess is they're spending a lot of time evaluating his situtation. Being as young as he is if it's just the injuries they're reporting now, he'll probably be ok by fall, at least for some action.

Last fall I was geocaching with my 15 year old son and took a header off a 15 foot wall onto an asphalt parking lot. I managed to twist and keep my head from hitting first but my right shoulder took the impact. Busted it up pretty good.

That was in the first week of October and it took me about 5 months to even begin to be able to use it normally. But as I mentioned I'm twice Ben's age so He'll probably be OK.

Let's hope.

prisoner6

33 posted on 06/13/2006 12:52:04 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts hold the country together as the loose screws of the Left fall out.)
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To: Bender2; Ernest_at_the_Beach; martin_fierro
Now, his riding a motorcycle without a helmet just proves he still has some growing up to do.

Ben -- Born March 2, 1982.

He's barely 24 years old. Who didn't have or doesn't have at least a couple of decades of growing up to do at that tender age?

34 posted on 06/13/2006 1:43:18 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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To: Bender2; martin_fierro; Ernest_at_the_Beach
I found him not too mature in his appearances on TV Late Night Shows last year.

By the way, what immature or less-than-mature things did he do on those shows that cause you to say, "I found him not too mature"? Just wondering.

The last appearance of his that I saw with him on Letterman, I believe, when he was getting his beard shaved for the razor sponsor, to me he was perfectly well-adapted and in no way silly or immature. He was great.

What did you see that makes you say that. Again, just wondering.

You Dallas folks may have some different standards.

;-)

35 posted on 06/13/2006 1:49:25 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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LOL......... where's that bottle of fine "Seattle whine"?


36 posted on 06/13/2006 1:50:16 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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To: ajolympian2004
Aha!

http://ahorvath.photosite.com/whine/

37 posted on 06/13/2006 1:52:36 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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To: Mongeaux

You said, 'Maybe the helmet reminds him of work.'

Cute.

When I see someone riding without a helmet, I catch myself thinking, "Well, they don't have much brains in the first place, so why bother with a helmet?" Anyone motorcycling without a helmet gambles with stakes MUCH higher than any I'm willing to take.

jm


38 posted on 06/13/2006 1:54:40 AM PDT by JockoManning (Listen Online http://www.klove.com)
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To: beyond the sea
Well, we must agree to disagree on maturity even if we are roughly the same age, that being older than dirt.

My standards (And not all Dallas fans follow me in this, I suspect...) were expressed by old Sam Clemens when he said, "Always tell the truth. That way, you don't have to remember what you said."

On that, I think even you, a Steeler's fan, would agree...
39 posted on 06/13/2006 1:57:37 AM PDT by Bender2 (Gad! The inmates have control... And I'm trying to quit smoking!)
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To: Echo Talon; Mongeaux; martin_fierro; Ernest_at_the_Beach
A lot of people don't like to wear helmets on bikes because they say it ruins the experience of the open road.

It does ruin the experience. I've been told that riding with a helmet is like trying to make love with a woman in the driver's side front seat of a '64 VW bug. Ugh!

;-)

But sometimes some experiences need to be curtailed, at least for a while.

40 posted on 06/13/2006 1:58:28 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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To: beyond the sea

:)


41 posted on 06/13/2006 2:03:05 AM PDT by Echo Talon
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"Always tell the truth. That way, you don't have to remember what you said."

Very true.........

;-)

So, did Ben lie on the shows. How was he immature, as you suggested?

I'm just wondering.

p.s. Yeh, we are old. ;-)

42 posted on 06/13/2006 2:03:54 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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To: Echo Talon

Time to get some sleep.


43 posted on 06/13/2006 2:05:13 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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To: Mongeaux
62 --- old lady?

;-) Damn, I'm almot 60........ I guess I'm an old man.

;-)

44 posted on 06/13/2006 2:06:42 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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To: prisoner6
Yikes, glad you're OK.
45 posted on 06/13/2006 2:08:04 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: beyond the sea
Time to get some sleep.

that sounds like a great idea, g-nite all

46 posted on 06/13/2006 2:08:40 AM PDT by Echo Talon
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
There's an old saying: If you have a ten dollar head, wear a ten dollar helmet. I'm not quite sure what that says if you wear no helmet.
47 posted on 06/13/2006 2:16:45 AM PDT by JoeGar
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I had a very minor motorcycle accident and I mentioned to a friend that it ruined a $500 Arai helmet. His reply, "Five hundred dollars! Five hundred dollars! The value all the helmets in our Harley club doesn't total five hundred dollars!"


48 posted on 06/13/2006 2:19:09 AM PDT by JoeGar
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To: JockoManning

one idiot away from eternity.


49 posted on 06/13/2006 2:20:45 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck
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To: Dianna; onyx
I would have thought that there would be some type of clause in his contract against risky activities. My son played football in middle school and the coach insisted that the boys NOT play any sandlot football or engage in any other high risk activities during the season.

My old (ex)Marine Drill Sargent high school swimming coach said NO motorcycles to our team, and that was back in 1963. But, we had a really great swimming team he was trying to protect. One guy was on the Olympic swimming team in '64 and '68.

50 posted on 06/13/2006 2:23:21 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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