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    'It just snapped apart'

    'It just snapped apart'

    The Wild's Kurtis Foster, early in the long road to recovery from a devastating broken femur suffered last month, looks back on the injury and ahead to the future.

    By MICHAEL RUSSO, Star Tribune
    Last update: March 31, 2008 - 11:33 PM

    Lying in a hospital bed for a 12th consecutive day Monday, Kurtis Foster flashed back to that now-infamous game in San Jose on March 19 in which he crashed violently into the end boards and broke his left femur.

    The 26-year-old Wild defenseman talked in great detail about the injury, the 10-hour surgery that followed, the excruciating, twice-a-day physical therapy that's begun.
    I was watching the game on TV where this happened.
    It sounded like a rocket shot when he smashed into the boards.
    I knew instantly that *something* bad had happened.
    As awful as what happened to his leg is, it could have been much worse if he'd hit head first.


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    Re: 'It just snapped apart'

    Every time I see somebody go into the boards, it sends chills up and down my spine.

    I broke two and compressed one vertebrae in my back when I was 17 when I got cross-checked in the back of the head chasing down a dumped puck with 2 seconds left in the period....
    After something like that happens, you just cringe when things like that happen.
    Similar to what happened with Tom Pohl; but at least that one wasn't a cheap-shot...

    We're actually lucky more serious injuries haven't happened.
    I mean, even after what happened to me, I still tell people I consider hockey a very safe sport, particularly compared to football...

    Trust me, I'm a doctor.

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