Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Crunch time



Dr. Grumpy: "What can I do for you?"

Mr. Scrum: "I'm having memory problems that keep getting worse. I'm concerned they're related to all my head injuries."

Dr. Grumpy: "How many head injuries have you had?"

Mr. Scrum (pulls out paper): "Uh, 24 in the last 15 years, where I've lost consciousness, and a few more where I've only seen stars. My memory seems to get worse with each one."

Dr. Grumpy: "That's a lot of head injuries. How did you get them?"

Mr. Scrum: "I play rugby every weekend. What can I do to stop having head injuries?"

Dr. Grumpy: "Have you considered quitting rugby?"

Mr. Scrum: "Do you think that would help?"

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow...thick headed rugby players..who'd have thunk it huh? In a region here in New Zealand they are implementing this coming season (for amatuer rugby) a Blue Card;(given like a Red or Yellow Card) which can be given to any player showing signs of concussion.Referees have been given concussion guidelines to follow; and the player must leave the field. He/she cannot return for that game and must be checked by a doctor before being allowed to play again. Hopefully this might stop these guys getting to this stage!

yarnwhore said...

In grad school a friend in my program played rugby with a team and there was quite a bit of this. Luckily, most of them were in the business school, so it didn't make much of a difference.

Anonymous said...

My cousin only quit playing rugby after his second bilateral retina detachment. Second. BILATERAL. Retina. Detachment. And only because the doctor drilled into his head that there would not be a reattachment after the third.

He coaches now. Love of the game, man. Love of the game.

Packer said...

Not nearly forceful enough Grumpy. Remember this galoot had 24 knockouts in 15 years. Suggest he take a walk through an Alzheimers wing and see if he will be comfortable living there.
What a simply awful story.

Ms. Donna said...

In college, I recall players looking banged up and the saying that "Rugby players eat their young."

I was never attracted to the game.

Mage said...

LOL

a.generic doc said...

Doesn't matter what you told him. By the time the weekend comes, he'll have forgotten it and be back out on the field.

clairesmum said...

As Packer observes....NOW would be a good time for this guy to purchase long term care insurance...before he is too symptomatic to get it...cuz his risk of his brain aging much much faster than his body seems significant! and if you add in the effect of ETOH on the nervous system...crystal ball is cloudy

Anonymous said...

"The problem with that is that I forgot where my house is, so I just live on the rugby field."

Moose said...

Reminds me of a dear friend who was a soccer goalie for many years. She only quit playing after her -fourth- surgery to 'fix' the problem... and instead took up martial arts and heavy-duty weight lifting.

I see surgery #5 in her future...

cliffintokyo said...

Yarnwhore: ROFL
It seems that just considering quitting rugby is enough to make this gent see stars!

WL Emery said...

If he quits rugby, he'll likely take up an alternative sport, such as hockey or MMA fighting.

bobbie said...

Duh...

OMDG said...

Oh how I love your blog....

 
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