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This post was edited by TexShoe 17 months ago
Disciplina praesidium civitatis
Let's just ignore Bruce then and keep the thread on Gary. Any non-Bruce updates appreciated.
Signatures are stupid. You should block them.
Agree. Sorry I hijacked. It really wasn't my intent.
and you have called your self a Christian? Attended or a member of Second Baptist?
"Don't know. Never had one"
-- D. Royal-Mack Brown how to coach a team after a losing season
Many theologians and pastors would disagree with you. Example, John MacArthur, even recently relayed this on his radio broadcast, heard daily on hundreds of stations around the world, having been summoned by friends of Atheists, requesting his attendance at death bed sides. You can access this from his GTY web site or send a letter requesting this information. Also you can contact Ravi Zacharias, RZIM, he has also spoken about this. Both have spoken to large audiences, church members, and has been broadcast as well.
Mods, can you please have a word with Bruce7 about the content of his posts in this thread? This is a discussion about Gary Johnson, not someone's personal views about religion.
I would normally encourage you to use PMs for that, but Bruce has 'em turned off.
I hope we continue to hear improving and encouraging news on GJ. Like others have said, I would not have been surprised with a report of a heart problem. But a fractured skull? Dang! That must have been a mean elbow.
No kidding, that's nuts. I've seen some nasty elbows before but never one that's cracked a guy's skull. There must have been some serious force behind it.
When this happens I don't care about our record or what recruit we didn't land or how bad Barnes is doing; JUST PULL THROUGH GARY. Don't leave Longhorn Nation it's not your time.
Get well, Gary.
Educated guess. He was elbowed in the temporal area above the ear where the skull actually is quite thin. There is an artery that runs deep to the skull in this area that frequently ruptures with temporal fractures and causes an epi-dural hematoma; a very rapidly expanding blood clot. The doctors induced coma to try to prevent swelling of the brain under the hematoma.. I doubt that his heart condition had anything to do with this. Again a guess.
If this was caught early and the surgery performed urgently, he should do well. Remember that doing "well" after brain surgery is a relative term, but I'm optomistic that he will return to close to normal function after rehab. I wish him the best. He was good representative of the school.
Good input, gordo.
can one of our resident death threat senders fire one off to Bruce7?
William Wilkerson @ESPNwilkerson
#UT athletic trainer (Eric Fry) did receive a text from Gary Johnson within the last hour saying in Gary’s own words, “I’ll be fine.” #Texas
Former Texas forward Gary Johnson is expected to make a full recovery after fracturing his skull in a collision with an opponent during a second-division Israeli basketball game.
The 24-year-old Johnson was put in a medically induced coma but has regained consciousness, the Israel Basketball Association said Wednesday. IBA spokesman Hagai Segal said Johnson was awake and communicative.
Johnson will require some plastic surgery but should make a full recovery, Segal said.
Johnson, who plays for Hapoel Galil Elyon, was injured Tuesday when Elitzur Ramla forward Johndre Jefferson hit Johnson in the head with his elbow.
"Gary made a step-through move, and when he was going up I was close enough to block the shot and I blocked it on the backboard," Jefferson told The Associated Press. "I don't know how it happened, but when I was coming down my elbow caught him in the forehead.
"When we both came down I was standing over his feet trying to tap him on his side to ask him if he was OK. He was holding his head and kind of rolling around."
Jefferson said play was delayed for about 25 minutes as trainers and coaches tended to Johnson, who rolled on the court in agony before being taken to a hospital.
"You could see the fracture, the break," said Jefferson, who went back to his team's bench to wait while officials worked on Johnson. "I just had to walk away."
Jefferson, who played at South Carolina, said he and Johnson had never met before Tuesday. But since the collision, Jefferson has been getting updates on Johnson's condition.
"I have never seen anything like that ever happen. Never heard about anything like that," Jefferson said, adding he hasn't watched a replay of the collision. "I didn't see the video because I didn't want to watch it."
Johnson had 13 points and nine rebounds before his third-period injury. Elitzur Ramla eventually won the game 92-73.
Johnson played four seasons for Texas from 2007 to 2011, a span in which the Longhorns reached the NCAA tournament every year. They advanced to the Elite Eight his freshman season, losing to Memphis.
Johnson averaged career highs with 11.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per game in 2010-11, when Texas lost to Arizona in the NCAA tournament's round of 32.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
Good to hear Gary is doing well. Seems like a good guy and no one deserves getting seriously injured and endangered from a basketball game.
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