Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Here's the how N.Y. Daily News story on Sean Avery began:

"Rangers bad boy Sean Avery, unconscious and not breathing, was rushed to a Manhattanhospital Wednesday in cardiac arrest just hours after his team's playoff loss, sources said.

"Avery, 28, arrived at St. Vincent's Medical Center about 3
a.m., a hospital source said. Five hours earlier, the Rangers lost to the
Pittsburgh Penguins in a Stanley Cup playoff game at Madison Square Garden."
-- Sources: Rangers star Sean Avery hospitalized
And later on today:

"Rangers bad boy Sean Avery was rushed to a Manhattan hospital with a lacerated spleen apparently suffered in a collision in last night's playoff loss to Pittsburgh, the team said Wednesday.

"Avery, 28, was admitted to St. Vincent's Medical Center early this morning after a CT scan identified the season-ending injury, Rangers General Manager Glen Sather said.

" 'He is expected to make a full recovery during the off-season,' Sather said." -- later in the day
Ronnie Lott should have backpedalled so smoothly. Buchholz (in true Prime Time Sports fashion, it's last names only today) has more over at Sporting Madness.

Speaking as someone who digs Avery's act, here's hoping it's just a minor health scare.

1 comment:

Andrew Bucholtz said...

Interestingly, the story now is that it was a ruptured (or possibly non-ruptured) spleen rather than a heart attack, and Avery apparently walked into the hospital on his own. The Daily News has been changing the story around all day without any notice of edits or updates: check where your link leads now. More about this on my blog.