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Joey's MRI

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by fLIP, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

    +1,324 /37
    Joey's MRI


    TO most people this looks just like any old X-ray.

    But to Andrew Johns, it was the difference between walking away from rugby league or risking life in a wheelchair.

    Johns agreed to release the scan to The Daily Telegraph yesterday.

    It shows a large bulging disc putting pressure on the spinal cord in his neck.

    What is not evident to most people though is just how close this degenerate disc is to severing his spinal cord and rendering Johns a paraplegic or quadriplegic.

    Because the disc is already pressing on the spinal cord, even a millimetre of movement would have given Johns significant pain and weakness in his limbs.

    And even worse, if the disc had protruded another centimetre it would have resulted in the potentially "catastrophic" injury that shocked Knights specialist Neil Halpin – and led to Johns' retirement.
  2. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    +5,631 /205
    Joey's MRI

    I have a new found respect for him, to play with a pen stuck in his neck is asking a bit much
  3. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

    +109 /2
    Joey's MRI

    Like Homer's crayon in the brain, maybe it would make him play better.
  4. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +7,741 /120
    Joey's MRI

    Fluffy that my friend was your best ever. Well done. I even told the uber geeks in my office
  5. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

    +302 /0
    Joey's MRI

    kudos Fluff :clap: :clap:

    and its the worlds only colour MRI scanner
  6. KaZa

    KaZa Well-Known Member

    +327 /22
    Joey's MRI

    haha good one Fluffy.

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