Leg Amputation is a Possibility for Injured Racer

Submitted by: fancylad 9 years ago in Sports
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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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Female 700
oh sh*t
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Female 19
Holy hell... oooooooouch!
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Male 810
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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Female 4
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.
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Male 179
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!"

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Female 5
Oh yeah, this guy... They amputated his foot i belive.
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Male 1,496
JeffeyPoo for the win. I don`t think i`ve laughed that hard in a long time at a post.
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Male 2,372
I think he just knew that he was going to finis with a crappy time and did this on purpose.
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Male 992
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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Male 2,344
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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Female 920
Did you see the way his leg twisted when the ski fell off? OUCH. Poor guy.
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Male 2,720
Hey, lots of Austrian chess clubs looking for members.
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Female 2,074
Jeffypoo`s comment was completely stupid, by the way.

One hundred percent stupid.

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Female 2,074
I was freakin`....holding my knees while watching this! Oh my goodness. How horrible! Poor man!
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Male 33
Wow. His binding must have been extremely tight to come off that late! It looks painful!
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Female 2,220
Jesus, what a shame. (sincere)
I can`t imagine losing something which is crucial to what I do. God...
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Female 2,064
Niccccccce, jeffypoo...XDDD And jup, sucks to be him. :-(
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Male 1,085
From one Skier to another, hope your leg heals up, and you won`t need an amputation!
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Female 12
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.
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Female 1,572
owwwwwwwwww
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Male 943
lol @ jeffypoo

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

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Male 25
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!!
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Female 33
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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Male 9,305
Sendorm: The person`s drive to resume their life and sport. Athletic bionics.
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Male 9
seriously though, eduardo (football/soccer player) was much worse.
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Male 9
ow.
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Male 45
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?
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Female 288
wow that was scary, especially since a couple of my good friends are ski racers :(
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Female 1,492
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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Male 625
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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Female 374
ouch O_O
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Male 4,290
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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Female 674
^ 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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Male 2,160
ouch...wonder if he´ll even go back to racing with memories of that pain
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Male 15
The way his leg was, reminded me of Shaun Livingston`s leg when he tore is ACl, MCL, and PCL.
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Male 13
His leg was like flipping around and twisting like mush....
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Male 71
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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Male 70
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."

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I`d be livid

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Male 97
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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Male 11
walk it off pussy
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Male 1,882
Ouch...
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Male 19
That is why I ski with loose bindings.

Me too.

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Female 244
Yeah good point. I envy people like that.
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Male 133
That is why I ski with loose bindings.
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Female 469
^^ Depends Ms_Thang...an amputee broke the speed skiing record over in Australia awhile back.
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Female 244
Would suck if they have to amputate, so much for his racing days.
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Male 2,113
ouch!!!
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Male 17
Good God that was painful! dude needs to learn from Jake Brown how to land a fall.
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Male 20,828
There`s a little more information of this guy in this article.
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Male 20,828
Link: Leg Amputation is a Possibility for Injured Racer [Rate Link] - 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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