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What is the worst injury you have recieved photographing sports?

 
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Mar 18, 2011 04:13 |  #46

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Wow, with that run of bad luck you should be injury free for a long time into the future. They say things happen in 3s so you should be good.

Yeah and the funny thing is getting kicked in the nose didn't really hurt, because it was more like it just hit my nose and not full force. Getting run over I couldn't put the pressure on my calf so had a hard time walking for about 3 days. And getting hit below the eye, is still hurts a bit if I touch the area and that was about 2 weeks ago now. And they happened in that order, so they hurt more the more things went on.

Good news is I don't have to cover anything till Spring Football Practice starting up in a few weeks.


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Mar 18, 2011 18:49 |  #47

Was jumping out of the way so I didn't get hit my a crashing cyclist and smashed my hand and camera on a steel pole. Thumb went numb for 20 minutes and lost the thumb nail. Camera - fine. :D


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Mar 20, 2011 15:41 |  #48

So far, only waterpolo balls missing me by an inch, but my luck has to end some day :(


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Apr 20, 2011 21:17 |  #49
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Had a few close calls last fall with highschool football tackles ending less than a couple feet away from me, and dodging a couple that went well past where I was as well, but no real injuries to speak of yet.


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Apr 20, 2011 22:49 |  #50

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Had a few close calls last fall with highschool football tackles ending less than a couple feet away from me, and dodging a couple that went well past where I was as well, but no real injuries to speak of yet.

You are living on borrowed time my friend.


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Apr 21, 2011 00:57 |  #51
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I have had more stitches than my childhood teddy bears, and more close calls than circus psychic, I'm pretty much invincible.


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Apr 27, 2011 15:27 |  #52

i had a close call about a month ago

i was taking pictures at a minor hockey tournament for a friend of mine (he's the coach)

i had one foot on a hand rail and the other was on the lip where the boards meet the glass. i was leaning over the glass getting the action coming toward me - the right side of my body was against the glass. as the play moved towards me the one kid shot the puck and the defenceman deflected it - straight at me. i got my camera out of the way, thru out my left hand, caught the puck and then tossed it back onto the ice. a bunch of kids that were sitting fairly close to me just sorta stared in amazement - all i could come back with was, "hey, i'm a goalie!!!" ha! ha!


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Apr 27, 2011 15:57 |  #53

I was shooting football in High School for yearbook got nailed on the sideline. I was paying attention to getting the shot and didn't realize how close he was getting to me. Before I knew it I was on my a$$ with the wind knocked out of me. I got some great photos of it happening...The bad part was I wanted to snag a few of the pictures that got developed at the end of the year, but they were all destroyed :(


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Apr 27, 2011 16:00 |  #54

Last Saturday I was taking shots of bmx. I guess I was too close and too low and the rider landed on me. Luckily nothing happened to the equipment.


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Apr 27, 2011 16:16 |  #55

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Shooting a rally, put my foot down a wombat hole which didn't see in the long grass.
Rolled the ankle and heard "crack,crack, crack". My mate who was 20 metres in front of me heard the cracks and asked what it was.
I guess the contorted look on my face and a few choice words told him enough.
End result - tore all the ligaments in the ankle and 2 years later it still gives me grief.
Worst part was that it was the last stage of the rally and I was walking back to car with just 300 metres to go.

Been there, done that! I've torn all the ligaments in my left ankle before. Did all three at once before too. You know it's a full tear when the crack like that. First time I did it was 19 years ago, and it still gives me grief! A good sports brace sure helps.


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Oct 05, 2013 22:49 |  #56

Bumping and old thread. Was fallen on by a basketball player today. Banged my elbow pretty good. Gear is fine. Here is the photo just prior to the incident.

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Oct 06, 2013 08:34 |  #57

Never had a scratch so far KKKKnock on wood
1 bent monopod on a sweep my way 2 years ago
but Ive have 1 blown out knee, torn rotator cuff, broken forearm, and broken tibia, hip pointer, various jammed fingers
from my playing days

I do miss it so


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Oct 07, 2013 02:34 |  #58

Had a ball smack I to the front of my lens twice, the good saved the lens and I was fine both times. Had a few close calls with rugby players but so far I have been ok!


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Nov 04, 2013 19:57 |  #59

1st time for me to get wiped out...my face still hurts...
This pass Thusday night DII football Two players ran over me near the end zone,(must of been a down and out play) that I didnt see coming, blind sided me as I was watching the running back coming at me and into the end zone.
Broke my tripod collar on the 300 2.8 (snapped near the mount screw.) :-(

After flipping over a few time I was ok and camera gear made it too.. I am glad I got out of that one without a broken collar bone, or leg, arm or wing...
I wish it was pee wee flag football instead... those little guys would have bounced off of me...
I thank my stars .. but I was seeing stars for a few minutes that night....ha ha

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Nov 05, 2013 06:11 |  #60

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1st time for me to get wiped out...my face still hurts...
This pass Thusday night DII football Two players ran over me near the end zone,(must of been a down and out play) that I didnt see coming, blind sided me as I was watching the running back coming at me and into the end zone.
Broke my tripod collar on the 300 2.8 (snapped near the mount screw.) :-(

After flipping over a few time I was ok and camera gear made it too.. I am glad I got out of that one without a broken collar bone, or leg, arm or wing...
I wish it was pee wee flag football instead... those little guys would have bounced off of me...
I thank my stars .. but I was seeing stars for a few minutes that night....ha ha

Joe

Wow!, that sounds dangerous. I haven't photographed football much but have a serious respect for how dangerous it can be. I was standing by a video guy that got completely creamed last year. A tripod collar is OK, months of rehab isn't.


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