Leafs captain Sundin out with fractured orbital bone

A fractured orbital bone, a result of a puck to the face of Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mats Sundin, may have the Toronto captain sidelined for at least four to six weeks — and possibly more if surgery is required.

“I can go back to when I was on the ice when Bryan Berard‘s eye injury happened to him – it’s certainly something you don’t want anyone to go through,” said Sundin.

Sundin was taken to a local hospital and later released.

“The eyeball itself is fine,” Leafs coach Pat Quinn said.  “There’s damage to the surrounding areas, but they weren’t able to report if there is serious damage.”

Sundin’s eye injury has re-kindled the NHL visor debate.

Padres’ pitcher Jake Peavy out with broken ribs

San Diego pitcher Jake Peavy came out of Tuesday’s loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 1 of the National League Division Series after 4 1/3 innings and complained of pain on his right side. He gave up eight runs and eight hits while also striking out three and walking three in his team’s 8-5 loss. Peavy is expected to miss at least a month, making it doubtful he will pitch again this postseason.

Padres medical staff, Peavy, manager Bruce Bochy and GM Kevin Towers all tried to pinpoint when, exactly, his rib was fractured, and reportedly met yesterday to determine if Peavy would be available to pitch again this post-season.

What happens when a rib is fractured?

NFL Injury Report – Week 5 – 2005

Baltimore Ravens at Detroit Lions
Baltimore Ravens
QB Kyle Boller (Foot)
DE Anthony Weaver (Toe)

CB Dale Carter (Shoulder)
FB Alan Ricard (Leg)

TE Todd Heap (Ankle)
WR Randy Hymes (Ankle)
TE Daniel Wilcox (Hand)

Detroit Lions
QB Jeff Garcia (Right Right Ankle)
LS Don Muhlbach (Knee)

FB Cory Schlesinger (Fibula)

FS Vernon Fox (Elbow)
CB Andre’ Goodman (Ankle)
DE James Hall (Hamstring)
OLB Alex Lewis (Ankle)
CB Keith Smith (Shoulder)

K Jason Hanson (Right Right Hamstring)
DE Cory Redding (Elbow)

Carolina Panthers at Arizona Cardinals
Carolina Panthers
OLB Adam Seward (Foot)
RB Rod Smart (Groin)

CB Chris Gamble (Ankle)

Chad Penningington’s Torn Rotator Cuff – What is a torn rotator cuff?

torn-rotator-cuffIf Chad Pennington didn’t have bad luck he’d have no luck. After missing last season, Chad was off to a rocky start this year. He had an issue holding onto the ball, which lead to 8 fumbles this season.In the game third game of the year against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Chad Pennington was pushed to the ground and was injured. At first it seemed he would be ok, as he came back into the game when Jay Fiedler was hurt. Alas, it was not to be as later MRIs revealed that Chad Pennington had a torn rotator cuff.

Chad Pennington’s torn rotator cuff is in his right shoulder, which is the same shoulder he had surgically repaired for, you guessed it, a torn rotator cuff.

What did Thomas Herrion die from? Ischaemic heart disease

heart-damageThomas Herrion played college football for the University of Utah, and in 2004 played on a couple of practice squads in the NFL. He played in NFL Europe and did well enough to earn a spot with the San Francisco 49ers as offensive lineman. 2005 was going to be a good year for Thomas Herrion until a fateful night in Denver.

After playing in a 14 play series at the end of the game, Herrion joined his fellow teammates in the locker room for a post game prayer. Thomas went to one knee, but never made it back up. He collapsed and died.

Though medical staff were attending to him within a minute of the collapse, there was nothing they could do as Thomas Herrion had died from Ischaemic heart disease.

NFL Injury Report – Week 4 – 2005

NFL Injury Report – Week 4 – 2005

Buffalo Bills at New Orleans Saints
Buffalo Bills
WR Roscoe Parrish (Wrist)
OLB Takeo Spikes (Achilles)

TE Tim Euhus (Shoulder)
T Mike Williams (Ankle)
SS Coy Wire (Thigh)

New Orleans Saints
SS Jay Bellamy (Shoulder)

CB Fakhir Brown (Knee)
WR Az-Zahir Hakim (Hamstring)
G Montrae Holland (Knee)
WR Joe Horn (Hamstring)
DE Darren Howard (Ankle)
G Jermane Mayberry (Shoulder)
CB Mike McKenzie (Neck)
FS Dwight Smith (Toe)
RB Aaron Stecker (Ankle)
DT Brian Young (Foot)

Dallas Cowboys at Oakland Raiders
Dallas Cowboys
ILB Ryan Fowler (Calf)

Oakland Raiders
WR Ronald Curry (Achilles)

FB John Paul Foschi (Knee)
DT Edward Jasper (Ankle)