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Old 06-16-07, 11:31 AM   #1
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Walk it off, rub some dirt on it

Not Your Normal Tennis Injury

In the few weeks between the French Open and Wimbledon there are a few weeks in between when players tune up their grass court games. What happened at the Queen's tournament in England to Marc Gicquel should not be permitted under any circumstances. Here is the caption from Yahoo! Sports:

"Frenchman Marc Gicquel is dragged away by a doctor after he received a serve, travelling at 208 kilometres per hour, in the testicles during the fourth day of the Halle ATP tennis tournament, 14 June 2007 at the Gerry-Weber-Stadion in Halle, western Germany. Gicquel continued his second-round tie against German Benjamin Becker after treatment."

And just what was the treatment he received?

By the way, 208 km's is the same as 129 mph.

The pics of Gicquel and his trainer in the link below are interesting . . .

http://lioninoil.blogspot.com/2007/0...is-injury.html
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Old 06-16-07, 11:43 AM   #2
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Old 06-16-07, 01:11 PM   #3
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Old 06-16-07, 06:28 PM   #4
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Old 06-16-07, 07:08 PM   #5
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That's why real sportsman wear cups.
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Old 06-16-07, 11:04 PM   #6
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Two ball, side pocket.
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Clearly no real harm done. If he had really taken a 129mph serve full-on in the naughty bits, he'd be on his side in the fetal position, face contorted into something barely recognizable as a human expression, possibly ralphing his guts out.
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Apparently the doctor's job description has been changed to include "ball boy".
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That's why real sportsman wear cups.

I remember reading about one unfortunate cricketer who got hit in the 'box' (the hard plastic protector cricketers use). It was turned inside out and he had to have surgery to retrieve his testicle from where it had been driven into his body (I assume it got stuck in the cavity in his groin).
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Why was that guy having so much fun rubbing his balls?
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Why was that guy having so much fun rubbing his balls?
The guy to the right seemed to be staring pretty intently as well.
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I remember playing tenis in gym class in high school. Trying to blast your opponent in the yam bag was pretty much all I remember doing.
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Old 06-17-07, 10:21 PM   #15
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THOCKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!

(that's the sound made when a tennis ball hits a guy in the balls)
LOL...good stuff
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