Red Bulls midfileder Mark Lisi flew to Germany this week to have noted sports hernia specialist Dr. Ulrike Muschaweck repair his busted tummy. Lisi played briefly in the Red Bulls’ opener against D.C., but the sports hernia has since kept him off the field. He is expected to return to action in 1-2 weeks.
Contrast this with, AHEM, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb, who suffered a similar sports hernia injury that caused him to play crappily for most of the year and then miss the season’s final six games. While Dr. Ulrike Muschaweck has performed this surgery over 1,500 times (and can boast some pretty famous footy stars in her client list), apparently the Eagles think that they’re too good to trust some downmarket soccer doctor. Uh huh. Blowing the entire season was definitely worth it. And soccer doesn’t really count as a real sport. Uh huh.
(Forgive these moments when we allow our other football passions to cross-polinate on F.C. Camena.)
Lisi Undergoes Successful Surgery [Soccernet]
McNabb To Skip German Surgery [Some random blog]
Wizards’ Conrad Is Back Following Revolutionary Surgery [Kansas City Star]