Update on Esk WR Jason Barnes

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As per the TSN halftime report today. Doctors here in Hamilton are monitoring his internal injuries. Surgery may be avoided, but spleen ruptures are dangerous if the bleeding is not under control. Best wishes to Jason moving forward.

Oski Wee Wee,

Russ

A reminder of the risks that these players take. But you don’t like to hear about that happening to anyone.

Hope he’ll be alright.

Last time I heard of a spleen rupture in football, it involved Chris Simms, Phil Simms's son, who was injured while playing QB for Tampa Bay. He needed a splenectomy and has been back in the NFL since as a backup. Currently he is a free agent and an apparent star of the Cheech and Chong Driving School. :wink:

[url=http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/cop-testifies-in-chris-simms-marijuana-case-100810]http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/cop- ... ase-100810[/url] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Simms http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2601555

Oski Wee Wee,

Russ

I hope he makes a full and complete recovery. :thup: :thup:

8) Russ, if my memory serves me correct, it was a ruptured spleen that ended the illustrious career of former TiCat
 and Alouette, and Hall of Famer,  "Prince"  Hal Patterson.

Indeed, Tip! I forgot to mention that because I had read about Simms's legal issues and his situation was fresh in my mind when the spleen injury came up.

I found a recent article re Prince Hal's induction into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame where he discusses his spleen rupture and that he had to play two more years to qualify for the CFL pension at the time when the injury occured. His 14-year career ended at the age of 35 in 1967.

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Oski Wee Wee,

Russ