Allen Wilson of the BUFFALO NEWS reports starting Buffalo Bills offensive right guard Eric Wood “sustained a compound fracture of the tibia and fibula in the fourth quarter of an 18-15 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.”
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Wood was taken to a Jacksonville hospital, where he had immediate season-ending surgery. It is not known when he will be able to travel back to Buffalo.
The injury to the Bills’ most consistent offensive lineman this season was too graphic for CBS to replay on the telecast. You can view video of the injury as it happened after the jump. If you have a weak stomach, I would highly advise you not click-through.
Is it me, or have there been an unusually inordinate number of gruesome leg-breaking incidents in football this season? Is it this new-fangled field turf? And, in the latest incident, Southern Miss’ DeAndre Brown was simply running a pattern by himself downfield when his leg decided it wanted to snap like a pretzel stick.
The organizers of the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl are pretty happy with all this, though, as it’s probably the only time anyone’s taken any time out of their day to talk about the game (which Southern Miss won over Troy, 30-27 in overtime).
Video, regrettably, after the jump.
Tuesday night Houston played Marshall on ESPN. Like you, I didn’t much care about the result of the game.
I care even less after seeing this gruesome injury. The HOUSTON CHRONICLE has the sad details after the jump, along with video. Read more…