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Date: 03/04/08 12:43 AM

50 Responses to Leg Amputation is a Possibility for Injured Racer

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18933 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 12:48 am
    Link: Leg Amputation is a Possibility for Injured Racer - Austrian skier Matthias Lanzinger may lose his leg after this crash that took place last week. Video is kind of NSFW.
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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18933 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 12:49 am
    There`s a little more information of this guy in this article.
  3. Profile photo of jimiyorke
    jimiyorke Male 18-29
    17 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 12:56 am
    Good God that was painful! dude needs to learn from Jake Brown how to land a fall.
  4. Profile photo of BikerTeen
    BikerTeen Male 13-17
    2113 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 1:01 am
    ouch!!!
  5. Profile photo of Ms_Thang
    Ms_Thang Female 18-29
    244 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 1:14 am
    Would suck if they have to amputate, so much for his racing days.
  6. Profile photo of _Requiem_
    _Requiem_ Female 18-29
    469 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 1:17 am
    ^^ Depends Ms_Thang...an amputee broke the speed skiing record over in Australia awhile back.
  7. Profile photo of snow113
    snow113 Male 18-29
    133 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 1:23 am
    That is why I ski with loose bindings.
  8. Profile photo of Ms_Thang
    Ms_Thang Female 18-29
    244 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 1:45 am
    Yeah good point. I envy people like that.
  9. Profile photo of Ruggero
    Ruggero Male 18-29
    19 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 2:30 am
    That is why I ski with loose bindings.

    Me too.

  10. Profile photo of Maelstrom_x
    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
    1883 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 4:23 am
    Ouch...
  11. Profile photo of JeffyPoo
    JeffyPoo Male 18-29
    11 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 4:23 am
    walk it off pussy
  12. Profile photo of Slider388
    Slider388 Male 18-29
    97 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 4:29 am
    stfu jeffy poo.
    shatter your leg several times and get severely injured, then you try and walk it off.

    Poor guy, that must have been incredibly painful, I guess one of his bindings was too tight. It really would suck if he lost his leg and couldn`t ski anymore. Its like your life`s dream gets shattered as soon as you achieve it.

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    baker_9900 Male 60-69
    70 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 4:46 am
    The Austrian newpaper Kurier Daily reported on its Web site that Lanzinger must fear for his leg "because of scandalous delays in the initial treatment."

    ================

    I`d be livid

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    stumpen Male 18-29
    71 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 5:01 am
    There is no problem to ski after an amputation. It`s not a big deal.

    "because of scandalous delays in the initial treatment." And Norway had the best healthcare according to Sicko...

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    TheRoosteR Male 13-17
    13 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 5:10 am
    His leg was like flipping around and twisting like mush....
    |-X
  16. Profile photo of Mindfreak11
    Mindfreak11 Male 18-29
    15 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 5:12 am
    The way his leg was, reminded me of Shaun Livingston`s leg when he tore is ACl, MCL, and PCL.
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    VikingGuy Male 18-29
    2160 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 6:20 am
    ouch...wonder if he´ll even go back to racing with memories of that pain
  18. Profile photo of JaundiceCake
    JaundiceCake Female 18-29
    674 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 7:13 am
    ^ I doubt he felt it until much later.
    He was either A) unconscious or B) in too much shock to feel anything.

    But man... That leg twisted like... a twist tie.

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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 8:23 am
    If he skied with bindings that were too loose though the skis would snap off anyway and he`s take a big fall, you need the DINS a lot higher for racing than just for casual skiing. He must have gone a bit overboard though, poor guy.
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    Desumien Female 18-29
    374 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 9:19 am
    ouch O_O
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    thetoastking Male 18-29
    625 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 10:25 am
    JeffyPoo
    Male, 18-29, Eastern US
    10 Posts Tuesday, March 04, 2008 4:23:59 AM
    walk it off pussy

    haha. seriously though ouch.

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    Pikachu42 Female 18-29
    1492 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 10:52 am
    i couldn`t even finish watching that. when he crashed his leg went flopping around and i didn`t want to see what came after. that was enough for me thank you.
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    RehtaeH Female 18-29
    288 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 10:54 am
    wow that was scary, especially since a couple of my good friends are ski racers :(
  24. Profile photo of sendorm
    sendorm Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2008 at 10:59 am
    quote "There is no problem to ski after an amputation."
    doesnt amputation mean cutting his leg off? how the hell do you suggest he`ll be skiing after that?
  25. Profile photo of ElJoe
    ElJoe Male 13-17
    9 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 11:23 am
    ow.
  26. Profile photo of ElJoe
    ElJoe Male 13-17
    9 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 11:24 am
    seriously though, eduardo (football/soccer player) was much worse.
  27. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 11:26 am
    Sendorm: The person`s drive to resume their life and sport. Athletic bionics.
  28. Profile photo of amgbac09
    amgbac09 Female 18-29
    33 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 11:43 am
    just read in an article that he actually had to have it amputated. he broke his tibia and fibula (those are the two big bones in the leg i think) and they had to amputate it because he did not have enough blood flow.

    http://www.dailymail.com/Sports/20080304...

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    milo94 Male 13-17
    25 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 11:54 am
    I went skiing a couple of weeks ago and every time I fell my skii didn`t come off. My bindings were probably to tight. I`m so luck I didn`t wipeout really bad like him. Ouch!!
  30. Profile photo of ajr2006
    ajr2006 Male 18-29
    943 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 11:54 am
    lol @ jeffypoo

    That looked severely painful, why would they have to amputate though?

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    angelicamber Female 18-29
    1572 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 12:04 pm
    owwwwwwwwww
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    hipolvr Female 18-29
    12 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 12:50 pm
    does anyone know what NSFW means? It does not mean that something is vulgar or bloody or gross. It means Not Safe For Work and it is meant to be posted on things because now a lot of places monitor what their employees do on the internet. I think that being on a site called i am bored would be NSFW.
  33. Profile photo of AtomicSkier9
    AtomicSkier9 Male 18-29
    1085 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 1:12 pm
    From one Skier to another, hope your leg heals up, and you won`t need an amputation!
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    yoimmylene Female 13-17
    2065 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 1:36 pm
    Niccccccce, jeffypoo...XDDD And jup, sucks to be him. :-(
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    Willowpuff Female 18-29
    2220 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 1:50 pm
    Jesus, what a shame. (sincere)
    I can`t imagine losing something which is crucial to what I do. God...
  36. Profile photo of voyfan99
    voyfan99 Male 13-17
    33 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 2:12 pm
    Wow. His binding must have been extremely tight to come off that late! It looks painful!
  37. Profile photo of EstiloPanama
    EstiloPanama Female 18-29
    2074 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 3:19 pm
    I was freakin`....holding my knees while watching this! Oh my goodness. How horrible! Poor man!
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    EstiloPanama Female 18-29
    2074 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 3:23 pm
    Jeffypoo`s comment was completely stupid, by the way.

    One hundred percent stupid.

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    deaf_woman Male 30-39
    2720 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 3:38 pm
    Hey, lots of Austrian chess clubs looking for members.
  40. Profile photo of mlchris
    mlchris Female 18-29
    920 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 4:24 pm
    Did you see the way his leg twisted when the ski fell off? OUCH. Poor guy.
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    ryan99 Male 13-17
    2345 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 7:02 pm
    My God, his leg was as flimsy as string cheese, the way that bent. That is one heck of a crash! I hope he is OK after this.
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    theBSR Male 30-39
    992 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 7:59 pm
    See the problem is he french fried when he shoulda pizza`d. If you french fry, when you`re supposed to pizza, you`re gonna have a bad time.
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    manorrd Male 30-39
    2372 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 8:22 pm
    I think he just knew that he was going to finis with a crappy time and did this on purpose.
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    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
    1496 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 8:31 pm
    JeffeyPoo for the win. I don`t think i`ve laughed that hard in a long time at a post.
  45. Profile photo of xibu
    xibu Female 18-29
    5 posts
    March 4, 2008 at 9:00 pm
    Oh yeah, this guy... They amputated his foot i belive.
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    Johnnyk123 Male 18-29
    179 posts
    March 5, 2008 at 1:17 pm
    I love how they replayed the clip like, 3 times.

    "OMG THAT IS SO HORRIFIC! PLAY IT AGAIN! OMG!!!!! AGAIN! AGAIN! AGAIN! DEAR GOD THAT`S CRAZY!"

  47. Profile photo of CelticMyth
    CelticMyth Female 30-39
    4 posts
    March 5, 2008 at 5:15 pm
    Actually he can still ski even after an amputation. It`s called the monoski. I was watching the Winter XGames and mono ski was an event. All the competitors were either amputees or paralyzed. You can watch a video of it here YouTube XGames MonoSki
    So while this guy lost his leg he may still be able to do what he loves in a slightly modified fashion.
  48. Profile photo of derangedingo
    derangedingo Male 13-17
    810 posts
    March 8, 2008 at 1:23 pm
    from my recent knee injuries and from that video, i think it`s obvious in one part where he`s rolling down the hill that he tore every ligament in his knee. that wouldn`t instigate amputation though, he has to have injured something that can`t be fixed.
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    bcmummy Female 13-17
    19 posts
    March 9, 2008 at 3:37 pm
    Holy hell... oooooooouch!
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    Novem006 Female 18-29
    700 posts
    March 9, 2008 at 10:33 pm
    oh sh*t

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