Saturday, April 19, 2008
Recently, Chels and I decided to take some time apart and take a separate vacations. Just kidding, it was not by choice, but it worked out that way. Chels had a friends wedding in San Diego, and I had the World MBA rugby tournament at Duke in North Carolina. We had a great tournament going 4-2 losing to Harvard who took second and Columbia, even though we led with 10 min to go. We beat McGill (Canada), Cal-Berkley, Duke, and Ivy (Canada). We took 9th overall (one place behind Andy's stupid Northwestern team) and won the Mug, the cup for the winner of the second division. Saturday was a lot of fun, but Sunday was a different story for me. Five minutes into the second game of the day I running to score and got tackled, which broke the other dude's jaw in two places and knocked out a few molars. I got back up and kept running when I got hit by three of there guys at the goaline. I was out for a while and came to on a stretcher with a neck brace on and EMT's over me. I was ambulanced to the hospital and was in and out consciousness for hours. I had a cat-scan and x-rays and was allowed to go after about 6 hours when I finally could stand and walk. It was just a bad concussion and I should be ok after a few more days. With Chelsey's pushing, I am most likely done with Rugby. (our season is over anyways)
I really don't have pics from the tournament, but the link below is to a professional guy who was there all weekend.
To see the whole sequence of my injury (and the broken jaw) click on Mens gallery 5, page 1, pictures 5888-5912 5892 is where my knee breaks his jaw.
other cool pictures are gallery 1, page 13, pics 3759-3775. I am getting hit out of bounds and throw it to a teammate who scores. Fun stuff.
The above pic is from a game a few weeks ago against University of Arizona.