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Tommyjohn25
03-02-2008, 10:07 PM
This has to be the most off the wall laundry list of injuries I've ever seen!

From mlb.com.


The Cubs have had a variety of injuries this spring. So far, infielder Mark DeRosa was hospitalized with an irregular heartbeat, pitcher Jose Ascanio had a bruised face after getting punched in a robbery attempt, and outfielder Felix Pie missed a couple of days early because of a twisted testicle. Third baseman Aramis Ramirez remains sidelined with a sore right shoulder.

Also Alfonso Soriano was sidelined today due to a fractured finger suffered while shagging fly balls. But man.....twisted testicle? :eek:

sonny
03-02-2008, 10:14 PM
This has to be the most off the wall laundry list of injuries I've ever seen!

From mlb.com.



Also Alfonso Soriano was sidelined today due to a fractured finger suffered while shagging fly balls. But man.....twisted testicle? :eek:

I've actually had that, and let me tell you it is no fun. For realsies.

reds44
03-02-2008, 10:18 PM
How does one get a twisted testicle?

Tommyjohn25
03-02-2008, 10:19 PM
I've actually had that, and let me tell you it is no fun. For realsies.


Dude....I can't even imagine. Just.....dude.

Tommyjohn25
03-02-2008, 10:20 PM
How does one get a twisted testicle?

I was wondering the same thing. I'm fairly educated when it comes to medical issues, but this one is new to me.

OldRightHander
03-02-2008, 10:21 PM
How does one get a twisted testicle?

I have some ideas, but this is a family board, so I will keep them to myself.

savafan
03-02-2008, 10:35 PM
I don't even want to know...

RedFanAlways1966
03-02-2008, 10:37 PM
How does one get a twisted testicle?

http://www.urologychannel.com/emergencies/torsion.shtml

Definition
The cord supplying blood to the testicle can become twisted in a condition known as testicular torsion. If this happens, blood flow can be cut off and the testicle can die. Testicular torsion repair is a surgical procedure in which the testicle is untwisted and anchored to the scrotum in the proper place.

Incidence and Prevalence
Testicular torsion primarily affects infants in the first year of life and adolescent boys age 12-18, although it can occur at any age. Males with one or both testicles not descended into scrotum (cryptorchidism) develop testicular torsion more often than the general population.

Risk Factors
Injury to the scrotum or groin and vigorous physical activity are risk factors.

Causes
Injury to the scrotum can initiate a muscle spasm that cause the testicles to twist. Some cases result from inadequate connective tissue that "anchors" the testicle within the scrotum. Many cases are idiopathic (i.e., have no known cause).

reds44
03-02-2008, 10:38 PM
Risk Factors
Injury to the scrotum or groin and vigorous physical activity are risk factors.
OH BOY.

MrCinatit
03-03-2008, 05:42 AM
I wonder if Ramirez's sore shoulder has anything to do with Pie's injury?

KronoRed
03-03-2008, 01:14 PM
Umm...ouch.

VR
03-03-2008, 01:21 PM
I wonder if Ramirez's sore shoulder has anything to do with Pie's injury?

I was thinking all four may have been related....

RichRed
03-03-2008, 01:23 PM
John Starks, the basketball player, had to have one removed due to testicular torsion. It's no joke.

http://espn.go.com/nba/playoffs2001/2001/0423/1184757.html

reds44
03-03-2008, 01:26 PM
I wonder if Ramirez's sore shoulder has anything to do with Pie's injury?
Hahaha that's not right.

reds44
03-10-2008, 05:44 PM
Rotoworld:


Felix Pie was scheduled for outpatient surgery to correct a case of testicular torsion.
That can't be fun. Pie originally hoped to have the procedure on an off day next week, but he needed it immediately and is expected to miss the next 3-5 days. Sam Fuld and Eric Patterson will play center field.

Ouch

Chip R
03-10-2008, 05:45 PM
Rotoworld:

Ouch


If he's back any sooner than that, he's got real testicular fortitude.