Thursday, July 21, 2011

Stephen Drew's Ankle Injury Evokes Theismann

Stephen Drew of the Arizona Diamondbacks got the raw end of this play at the plate last night.

I'm pretty much speechless. And...I'm sorry. I just don't know what to say about this video that I just came across on Poor Stephen Drew -- how about that?

Drew suffered a fractured ankle on the play, will need surgery, and is likely out for the season. And the D-backs lost to the Brewers, to make matters worse.

I've never seen an ankle do a 180 like that. It reminded me of a Great Horned Owl, which can turn their necks up to 270 degrees because they have fourteen neck vertebrae. It also reminded me of good old No. 7 for the Washington Redskins, Joe Theismann.

Drew's ankle fracture has that same "I hate watching this yet I have to watch it over and over because it's addictive" quality as Theismann's tangle with Lawrence Taylor did.

I'd give it a 8.5 on a scale of 1 to 10, and of course Theismann gets a 10. Poor Stephen Drew, he just can't win tonight. Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery for the 28-year-old.