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High School Athlete Dies After Flying Discus Hits Him In Hip
CBA Houston ^ | Mar 20, 2013 | Associated Press staff

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at houston.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Sports
KEYWORDS: death; sports
Prayers up for him and his family in this horrible, freak tragedy. Do any FR physicians here have any ideas/guesses how this might have happened. My only guess (from a JD, not a MD) is a blood clot might have formed and made a lethal trip to his heart or brain. Some things just don't involve politics.
1 posted on 03/21/2013 11:26:13 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper

It was because of sequester


2 posted on 03/21/2013 11:27:57 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: libstripper

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.


3 posted on 03/21/2013 11:30:15 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: libstripper

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.


4 posted on 03/21/2013 11:31:16 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: libstripper

Prayers for this family and for the poor kid who threw the discus.


5 posted on 03/21/2013 11:31:45 AM PDT by Faith
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To: libstripper
My only guess (from a JD, not a MD) is a blood clot might have formed and made a lethal trip to his heart or brain.

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 ...

6 posted on 03/21/2013 11:32:15 AM PDT by Bryan
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To: driftdiver

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.


7 posted on 03/21/2013 11:40:54 AM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: napscoordinator
Many years ago a torts professor of mine posed the following hypothetical to illustrate the concept of foreseeability:

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.

8 posted on 03/21/2013 11:40:58 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper

We need to discuss Discus control immediately!!!!


9 posted on 03/21/2013 11:41:17 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: libstripper
That sounds like a plausible guess.

Or he could've died of something totally unrelated to the hip incident, like a unknown heart issue.

10 posted on 03/21/2013 11:44:46 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: libstripper

It’s the Greeks fault.


11 posted on 03/21/2013 11:46:02 AM PDT by OKRA2012
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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.


12 posted on 03/21/2013 11:50:21 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: bigheadfred

Kinda tough to walk that off eh. whew


14 posted on 03/21/2013 11:55:12 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: libstripper

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.


15 posted on 03/21/2013 11:57:15 AM PDT by yarddog (Truth, Justice, and what was once the American Way.)
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I used to throw. Hit a couple poles and a pickup along the foul line and came close to refs measuring distance, but thankfully no one. Metal ringed disk weighing 3lbs 9oz traveling 150' on a good day can easily break bones.

We weren't allowed to throw javelins until college due to the obvious dangers.

16 posted on 03/21/2013 12:00:39 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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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.


17 posted on 03/21/2013 12:02:27 PM PDT by OKRA2012
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Eric Holder will prosecute that white Greek guy within a week or two. After he goes after the manufacturer of the discus.


18 posted on 03/21/2013 12:10:36 PM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: libstripper

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.


19 posted on 03/21/2013 12:13:26 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: libstripper

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.


20 posted on 03/21/2013 12:21:24 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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Discus' need to be banned. If we could save just one child from . . .

/sarc

21 posted on 03/21/2013 12:22:30 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: LibWhacker

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.


22 posted on 03/21/2013 12:31:36 PM PDT by libstripper
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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.


23 posted on 03/21/2013 12:39:16 PM PDT by yarddog (Truth, Justice, and what was once the American Way.)
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Bush’s fault.


24 posted on 03/21/2013 12:48:36 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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Threw the discuss in High School - we had several rubber ones and one wooden one with a metal edge. I was practicing and over-rotated with a late release and it flew far and wide missing the football coach's head by maybe a foot. He never really like me much after that.
25 posted on 03/21/2013 12:53:49 PM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: libstripper

RIP.


26 posted on 03/21/2013 1:46:57 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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He never really like me much after that.

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.

27 posted on 03/21/2013 2:26:04 PM PDT by Bryan
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To: libstripper

Sounds like it might have caused some kind of trauma or puncture to the intestinal area.


28 posted on 03/21/2013 2:29:33 PM PDT by dfwgator
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Oddjob could not be reached for comment.


29 posted on 03/21/2013 3:21:03 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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I think I yelled “fore” when I let it go. Which was really odd since I had only been on a golf course once at that time.
30 posted on 03/21/2013 3:50:02 PM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: libstripper

pfl


31 posted on 03/21/2013 4:47:43 PM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: driftdiver

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.


32 posted on 03/21/2013 7:40:11 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: yarddog

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.


33 posted on 03/22/2013 5:50:28 AM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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