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Postby black_hawk8888 » Tue Sep 13, 2005 9:35 am

This is a crazy man.....



Associated Press

Aussie athlete to amputate finger to play better


SYDNEY, Australia -- An Australian professional football player plans to have one of his fingers amputated in an attempt to improve his game.

Brett Backwell, who plays Australian rules football for Glenelg, a suburb of the city of Adelaide in South Australia state, told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. on Tuesday he has suffered from pain and restricted movement since he broke his left ring finger three years ago.


Doctors had suggested fusing the bones in the finger, but Backwell rejected the proposal.

He said he believed that amputating the finger was the only way to stop the pain and allow him to keep playing.

"To chop a finger off, that's a bit drastic," Backwell told the ABC. "But I love my footy, and love playing sport, and if that's going to help me to succeed at this level then it's something you've just got to do."



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Postby Redskins Win » Tue Sep 13, 2005 10:27 am

Silly Aussies, even if he chops his digit off there's still no gurantee that he'll play better. Silly Aussie
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Re: How bad do you wanna play???

Postby dream_017 » Tue Sep 13, 2005 10:53 am

black_hawk8888 wrote: Backwell told the ABC. "But I love my footy,.....


This is the best line of the story ;-D
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Postby Homeless » Tue Sep 13, 2005 12:39 pm

Youre missing the real point of this.

He's chopping off his RING finger, he'll never have to wear a wedding ring again!

Well worth it. :-b
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Postby Sixxgunn » Tue Sep 13, 2005 12:57 pm

Homeless wrote:Youre missing the real point of this.

He's chopping off his RING finger, he'll never have to wear a wedding ring again!

Well worth it. :-b



Maybe there is something about his "Pain and restricted movement" that we don't know about....like his wife!!!!
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Postby Arlo » Tue Sep 13, 2005 5:30 pm

Homeless wrote:Youre missing the real point of this.

He's chopping off his RING finger, he'll never have to wear a wedding ring again!

Well worth it. :-b

Then again, no championship ring either...
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Postby Dr. Duran Duran » Tue Sep 13, 2005 5:42 pm

Arlo wrote:
Homeless wrote:Youre missing the real point of this.

He's chopping off his RING finger, he'll never have to wear a wedding ring again!

Well worth it. :-b

Then again, no championship ring either...


That's what the middle finger is for. ;-D
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Postby MadScott » Tue Sep 13, 2005 5:58 pm

No big trick here. Ronnie Lott did the same thing after having his finger caught in a face mask. I believe he chewed his off though... :-b
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Postby SwiperNoSwiping » Wed Sep 14, 2005 8:49 am

Wow. For love of the game I guess.... :-o
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Postby Mercer Boy » Wed Sep 14, 2005 9:00 am

Australian Rules Football is cool! ;-D I wouldn't cut a finger off, but if he wants to do it, good for him.

You've all got to check out the highlights of the AFL on FSN...Fridays at 5-6 PM I think. Great stuff! ;-D
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