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.
(Excerpt) Read more at houston.cbslocal.com ...
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.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.