Sunday, October 07, 2007

Broken nose, broken dreams



The picture says it all. All it took was Ben's backhand huck into Kyle's bridge of his nose. Dreams of future beauty contests shattered as blood spurted everywhere from the one inch gash of Kyle's face. Sure to scar, he laid there, paralyzed, knowing that when he got up he would be a different man, an uglier man with a big gash on his nose. Just to be sure, he reached into the gash; oh yes, that was cartilage for sure. Girlfriend, thinking it was a punch in the face, brings over a cold MGD in lieu of ice, only to see all the blood and know she will spend the night in the ER holding boyfriend's bloody ice on his soon to be diagnosed broken nose.

One drive to the ER, one X-ray, one crazy lady on meth who pulled out her IV in the waiting room when not "treated properly" and then bled all over everything including 2" away from poor Kyle's shoe, and 5 stitches later (by the most handsome doctor I will ever likely see; sorry, Rob, he looked like Jude Law but HOTTER), we left for home, a team. Team bloody nose.

It was a not-so-fitting end to Kyle's perfect week of South Carolina beating Kentucky (#7 in the AP), his department talk that went "awesome" and his beloved stock holding strong. Right before the accident he said to me, "I have to be careful. Everything is going so well."

ESP? Self-fulfilling prophecies?

Nah, just bad luck.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Society for Broken Noses.

7 comments:

Keith said...

Did they remove that tooth shard left in his forehead from when Ryan something slammed into him during a spotlight game?

Taryn said...

Holy crap! I can't believe a frisbee did that. Do you guys play with metal discs in Hawaii or something? That guy must have a crazy huck. Hope it heals quickly.

Keelay said...

It wasn't the frisbee.

It was his forearm.

It is healing pretty well.

Taryn said...

That makes more sense. Must have been painful. Ultimate sure is dangerous.

I always thought you should keep the tooth in case Ryan B. went to the major leagues and you could sell it on ebay or something. Doesn't look like that is going to happen though.

Keelay said...

I think he played a few games in the major leagues but he was mostly just playing pretty low-end minor league ball.

Here it is. He never sniffed the majors. He was a great Gamecock though.

http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/B/Ryan-Bordenick.shtml

You are right about frisbee though. It seems like every week someone is popping an ACL. I need to get back on my bike. I just don't heal like I used to.

Anonymous said...

Sweet! I have had mine broken twice although never with a gash like that.

My pop told me it "builds character" hah!

You'll have a great story to tell plus a real excuse for some surgery plastique in the future...alas chia-hair is not in the offing as yet

Hope things heal well,
Chuck

(Dana still thinks your cute and hopes your heal well...she almost fainted when she saw the pic)

Brian said...

I hope that in time, you come to see the pain as a worthwhile price to pay for that wicked awesome photo.

Also, feel better.