Injury Report - PbNation
Find fields & stores near you!
Find fields and stores
Zipcode
PbNation News
PbNation News
Community Focus
Community Focus

 
Archived Thread - Cannot Edit  
Old 07-04-2007, 04:21 AM #1
GGarcia187
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Dallas, TX
GGarcia187 is a Professional paintball player
Injury Report

Well I don't even know where to start. You think one day things are rolling and then BAM the Injury Fairy slaps you in the face and makes you realize that you're human after all. I injured my hand during the second match in Chicago sliding into a bunker. At first I thought it was a sprain and didn't think much of it. By the next day my hand was so swollen and bruised that it was really hard to even pull a pod. By Sunday, it was just not happy. I played the second game of the All Star Game and that was all I could stand. There was no way I could have played the 3rd one.

Anyways, when I got back to Dallas I saw my doctor and he referred me to a hand specialist. Turns out I tore the main tendon that attaches my thumb to my hand. This tendon not only keeps my thumb attached to my hand, but it's also responsible for my grip strength and thumb movement. He had to admit me to an emergency surgery the following day since a tendon only has so long until it desolves. If this surgery wasn't done I would have lost all functions of my left thumb, as well as part of my left hand forever. I have played thru several injuries thru my career fractures, broken bones, sprains, etc. This injury wasn't even an option to wait for surgery.

So if everything goes as planned and my tendon holds up, then best case scenerio is 10-12 weeks. If my tendon doesn't hold, then I have to go back to surgery in 6 weeks. Pulling another tendon from my forearm to rebuild my hand. Everyone that knows my passion for this game knows that this injury kills me! This is just one of those things that I have to wait out.

THANK YOU very much to all my family, friends, sponsors, and especially fans that have taken the time out to call or email me showing support. Rest assure that when I heal, I will be back stronger, faster, sharper than ever to represent the 187!
__________________
Gerald Garcia
Contract Killer #187

Tattooing at a tournament near you...
GGarcia187 is offline  
Old Sponsored Links Remove Advertisement
Advertisement
Old 07-04-2007, 10:01 AM #2
ladd_17
bA What?!?
 
ladd_17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: The Nasti 'Nati
ladd_17 is a Supporting Member
ladd_17 plays in the PSP
ladd_17 plays in the APPA D3 division
ladd_17 is Boss
That sucks man, godspeed with healing up, and can't wait to see you back out on the field killing again.
__________________
ladd_17 is offline  
Old 07-04-2007, 10:07 AM #3
smartparts786
wilsonnnnn
 
smartparts786's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: kennesaw, ga
 has been a member for 10 years
smartparts786 is an NCPA player
smartparts786 plays in the APPA D4 division
that sucks dude. get better quick
__________________
RIP 2XTREME
TEAM XTREME

KENNESAW STATE PAINTBALL
smartparts786 is offline  
Old 07-04-2007, 10:12 AM #4
daboss123
Straight - No Chaser.
 
daboss123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Montreal
daboss123 is a Supporting Member
Dammn.... Good Luck man!
__________________
| DXS Paintball |
daboss123 is offline  
Old 07-04-2007, 10:30 AM #5
Outkast-Spike
Oh Yeah?
 
Outkast-Spike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Kingsport, TN
Outkast-Spike is a Supporting Member
Get well man!
Outkast-Spike is offline  
Old 07-04-2007, 11:46 AM #6
TriggaHappyKid
•••Love™•••
 
TriggaHappyKid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: •••Here and there•••
Annual Supporting Member
TriggaHappyKid is a Supporting Member
Get well man, thats got to be really tough for you to get injured now. Look forward to seeing you back on the field.
__________________
|Old Trust 106+ |Christ Krew|
|R.I.P Towlie|
TriggaHappyKid is offline  
Old 07-04-2007, 11:49 AM #7
Trigger12 (Banned)
RI CRISIS #12
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
good luck dude heal quickly
Trigger12 is offline  
Old 07-04-2007, 03:19 PM #8
gold_glove
*Chad*
 
gold_glove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Otterbox
 has been a member for 10 years
gold_glove donated to help Peyton Trent
gold_glove helped look for balloons
gold_glove is reppin' sidebar 4 life
damn G, hope everything goes good
__________________
PSN- gold_glove9

RIP Rob Kerr(bloodangel13)
gold_glove is offline  
Old 07-04-2007, 04:11 PM #9
TOG
Doom Trooper
 
TOG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Central Florida
TOG is a Supporting Member
Good Luck. Hope all goes well quickly.
TOG is offline  
Old 07-04-2007, 10:03 PM #10
NXLFan
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Hope you get better soon G. Tyler Harmon broke his wrist in two places yesterday. He will be out for 6 to 8 weeks. Looks like the team is gona need some players for next few events.
NXLFan is offline  
Old 07-04-2007, 11:13 PM #11
Caranthir
Villain Paintball
 
Caranthir's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
all the best gerald!
__________________
Team MacDev Ronin (ronin-paintball.blogspot.com) MacDev Militia (Malaysia)
"Save the paintballer, Save the world"
Villainpaintball.blogspot.com - Malaysian paintball news, photography & videos
Caranthir is offline  
Old 07-05-2007, 11:10 AM #12
painter4life05
cixelsyd
 
painter4life05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: An Attic
Annual Supporting Member
painter4life05 supports Cereal Killerz 2
painter4life05 donated to help Peyton Trent
that sucks get better
that is wierd 3 people injured at one event and all arm injuries
You-thumb
Harmon-wrist
NE Huricanes player-shoulder
get better
painter4life05 is offline  
Old 07-05-2007, 11:37 PM #13
BananaION
 
 
BananaION's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: CANADA
must be the crummy GRASS
__________________
FEEDBACK
http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.p...ight=bananaion

Tyler Harmon Fan #32

Last edited by BananaION : 07-05-2007 at 11:50 PM.
BananaION is offline  
Old 07-05-2007, 11:49 PM #14
OaklandDogs187
RIP Towlie
 
OaklandDogs187's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: MidWest What?
 has been a member for 10 years
OaklandDogs187 plays in the PSP
OaklandDogs187 plays in the APPA D4 division
They played on grass in Chicago bro, not turf. Good luck healing up though bro, I dislocated my shoulder and kind of rushed back to play Chicago. It was killing me not playing, but I don't think my shoulder is healed up 100 percent, so I can definitely respect your decision to sit out the full recovery period. It'll all pay off in the end.
__________________
ScissKids



èsKay
OaklandDogs187 is offline  
Old 07-11-2007, 11:40 AM #15
paulson35
West Side Flippy Cup 7-1
 
paulson35's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: SoMich
paulson35 plays in the USPL
paulson35 plays in the PSP
paulson35 is an NCPA player
paulson35 supports Pev's Paintball
paulson35 has achieved Level 3 in PbNation Pursuit
yo gerald i remember when you did this.... you rushed into the pits yellin i broke it and then went over got tape tapped it up and balled it out.... sucks that you have to sit for a while... i rolled my ankle before MAO and its still messed up bc not playing just kills me.... GL on your recovery bro..
__________________
TC WRECKING MACHINE D2 PSP
Life is better.....when wearing no pants.
MACBOOK PRO F/S/T
paulson35 is offline  
Old 07-11-2007, 10:51 PM #16
FrOnT_rUnNeR
 
 
FrOnT_rUnNeR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Long Beachhh
FrOnT_rUnNeR is an NCPA player
FrOnT_rUnNeR is an NCPA National Champion
FrOnT_rUnNeR plays in the APPA D4 division
best of luck cant wait to see you back out there
__________________
LB State Paintball Team

2012 NCPA National Champs
FrOnT_rUnNeR is offline  
Old 07-12-2007, 04:00 PM #17
Justin Mason
www.ProPaintball.com
 
Justin Mason's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
 has been a member for 10 years
Justin Mason is an NCPA National Champion
hope you have a quick recovery!
__________________
Justin Mason is offline  
 




Posting Rules
Forum Jump