Anyone who saw Casey Printers crash into the table and chairs located along the sidelines during the B.C./Edmonton game
had to be concerned. There are accidents and there are "freak" accidents. Printers was fortunate that he was not impaled in the chest or in the throat by a metal broken table leg. Imagine if one of the metal chair or table legs snapped and Printers came down on it with his full 225 pounds or if he received a deep laceration to the throat, hands, legs or arms.
We've all seen "freakish" accidents in pro-sports from time to time. They are the kind that rarely repeat themselves but the kind we never forget. That's why they're called freakish.
With so much concern over players' safety on the field during play the League needs to address all the "junk" along the
sidelines. I'm amazed that these players are not getting killed crashing into TV cameras, computer monitors, tables, chairs and what have you.
Locate this junk to a safer place, remove it, put sufficient protective padding around it or build the fixtures out of styro-foam instead of hoping that nothing bad will happen.
In my opinion it's just a matter of time before we witness one of these freakish accidents.