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    Kearns breaks Nick Johnson's leg

    In case you missed it, there was a bad collission in New York last night between Austin Kearn's and Nats 1st baseman Nick Johnson. They both chased after a pop-up, and ended up colliding in shallow right-field.

    Kearns is apparently alright, but Nick Johnson has a broken leg and is done for the year.

    See THIS STORY for details and a video link.

    Ouch....
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    Re: Kearns breaks Nick Johnson's leg

    Good thing we traded Kearns.

    No telling how many legs he would have broken here.

    Say what you want about Clayton, he hasn't broken any legs yet.

    The worst you can say about him is that he has made us all sick.

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    Re: Kearns breaks Nick Johnson's leg

    I bet the Steelers try and sign Kearns in the offseason.
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    Re: Kearns breaks Nick Johnson's leg

    Former Reds outfielders do not have much luck with collisions (see: Cameron, Mike).

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    Re: Kearns breaks Nick Johnson's leg

    If you had told me that Kearns and another player were involved in a collision where one of the two ended up breaking his leg, I'd have bet the ranch on Kearns getting injured. Too bad for Johnson but how about Kearns going through almost a full year withot an injury?
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    Re: Kearns breaks Nick Johnson's leg

    The title of the thread is misleading. Kearns did not break Nick Johnson's leg. Nick Johnson broke his own leg. That was Kearns play all the way, Johnson should of been looking out for Kearns. He didn't.

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    Re: Kearns breaks Nick Johnson's leg

    Quote Originally Posted by RBA View Post
    The title of the thread is misleading. Kearns did not break Nick Johnson's leg. Nick Johnson broke his own leg. That was Kearns play all the way, Johnson should of been looking out for Kearns. He didn't.
    Kearns is coming in, Johnson's going back and out, looking at the plate. There's no way Johnson sees Kearns, but Kearns definitely had to have seen Johnson. While I agree it was Kearns' ball to come get, apparently he didn't let Nick Johnson know that he was coming.

    I still think the Utley/Rowand collision was worse, this year.

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    Re: Kearns breaks Nick Johnson's leg

    Am I the only one who envisioned Kearns with Nick Johnson down on the field in a figure-four leglock? Not to joke, I hope Johnson is okay.
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    Re: Kearns breaks Nick Johnson's leg

    What kind of Mirror Universe is it when Kearns gets in a collision and isn't the one hurt?

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    Re: Kearns breaks Nick Johnson's leg

    One that involves Nick Johnson.

    It's more of a shock they didn't both get hurt.
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    Re: Kearns breaks Nick Johnson's leg

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    Re: Kearns breaks Nick Johnson's leg

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
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    Re: Kearns breaks Nick Johnson's leg

    Tuesday, September 26, 2006

    For Kearns, Nats' Win Is Still Painful to Watch
    By Barry Svrluga / Washington Post Staff Writer

    NEW YORK, Sept. 25 -- When his Washington Nationals teammates were running into outs on the base paths, Austin Kearns watched from the dugout. When Ryan Zimmerman laced a three-run double and rookie right-hander Beltran Perez worked his way out of trouble in beating the New York Mets, 7-3, on Monday night, Kearns could only fidget, pacing from the dugout to the clubhouse and back again. His side was still sore, his mind still fragile.

    Nationals first baseman Nick Johnson remained in a Queens hospital Monday, still trying to get over the pain following surgery to repair the broken femur in his right leg. Kearns, with whom Johnson collided violently during a loss to the Mets on Saturday, is trying to overcome his badly bruised left side, a tangible reminder of the accident for everyone in the clubhouse.

    Nick Johnson, recovering from a broken femur, will be moved today from a Bronx hospital to Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains, N.Y., where he will remain for seven to 10 days, the club announced. From there, he will return to Washington to be examined by team doctors and then head home to Sacramento for the offseason.
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    "He'll get out there, if it's the last at-bat with one out to go in the game on Sunday."

    But in the two days since Johnson's season ended, Kearns has had to deal with more than bumps and bruises. One lingering feeling stays with him: If he had pulled up while chasing David Wright's popup on Saturday, Johnson would still be playing.

    "It's been tough," Kearns said before Monday's game. "I know Nick's had injuries, and I can relate to him with that, because I've had my share, too. And to see the kind of year he was having, I still --" and he paused for a moment. "I don't even really like talking about it right now."

    In the aftermath of the collision, Manager Frank Robinson and Kearns were among those on the field as Johnson was motionless, groaning in pain. Robinson was so distraught that he returned to the dugout without checking on Kearns's mental state. A quick glance out to right told the manager what he needed to know.

    "He was pretty broken up," Robinson said.

    So he took Kearns out immediately, then gave him Sunday and Monday off, both to rest his sore body and to heal mentally. Neither has gone particularly well. Kearns has been heavily wrapped, icing his side, each day since the collision. He said after Monday's game that he was "going crazy" watching.

    "I just spend time looking for someone to talk to," he said.

    The most difficult conversation, though, came on Saturday night in Johnson's hospital room, before the surgery.

    "I didn't know what to say," Kearns said. "I probably told him 'I'm sorry' about five or six times. But he was just trying to just talk and joke around. It was tough."

    Kearns said he doesn't feel guilty about the play, calling it "just a freak thing" that came about from "guys playing hard." But teammates who have spent time with him know it wears on him.

    "It's hard for him to sit here and say he's hurt and he's sore, because you got a guy in the hospital with a broken leg," said catcher Brian Schneider, who had a season-high four hits on Monday. "The last thing he wants to do is complain because, obviously, Nick has it a lot worse. . . . He needs to realize, and he does now, that it was not his fault at all."
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