Debating the helmet issue again (kind of)

by Gkam84   October 29, 2012  

Right, this is not really a debate about cycling helmet, more to show you that, no matter how well protected you are, things can happen that are outside your control.

This came up in my youtube feed for some reason, so I thought I would share it (look away now if you are squmish) because its quite a stomach churner.

This happened in a university game of American football over the weekend. One of the rising stars, tipped to be the next big thing after just coming back from one serious leg injury, gets injured again. Marcus Lattimore, playing for the university of South Carolina, when this freak accident happened.

Now he's head to toe in padding, body armour and most "importantly" a full face helmet.......

No matter how much you protect yourself and this applies to cycling aswell. Some things are outwith your control.

http://youtu.be/ywemwRy2PXM

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Yes some things are out of your control.

But protecting yourself by wearing a helmet is within your control.

posted by SammyG [295 posts]
29th October 2012 - 9:39

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Gkam - you seem to be a glutton for punishment today mate Devil .

Is it not bad enough we we've got a friend from across the pond commenting then you go and put this on, still it beats watching daytime tv Rolling On The Floor

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posted by stumps [2707 posts]
29th October 2012 - 14:52

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It was just an example of how a helmet does not protect your whole body.

Its a nasty injury aswell. So I thought people might like seeing it, seems to be strangely popular on the tube Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8825 posts]
29th October 2012 - 15:27

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Gkam84 wrote:
It was just an example of how a helmet does not protect your whole body.

Its a nasty injury aswell. So I thought people might like seeing it, seems to be strangely popular on the tube Wink

Anything on you tube where people get hurt or have boils lanced etc etc always draw massive hits. Its a morbid fascination we have Devil

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posted by stumps [2707 posts]
29th October 2012 - 20:33

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How many times have you watched them?

I've seen a few messed up legs like that, but more HUGE spots......

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posted by Gkam84 [8825 posts]
29th October 2012 - 20:41

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The spots make my stomach turn Sick

I've seen enough in my time as a cop to last a multitude of lifetimes but the boils, na, no way, never ever.... Sick

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posted by stumps [2707 posts]
31st October 2012 - 17:45

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