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Saturday, October 25, 2014

LaMichael James Dislocated His Elbow, Popped it Back in, Won’t Take Medicine

LaMichael James may be my new favorite player in college football. The Oregon running back went for 239 yards on 30 carries Thursday night in a 43-15 win over Cal. It marked his third straight 200-yard game, but that’s not the part that left us impressed. No, it was the way James reacted to a gruesome injury that left us captivated.

Early in the fourth quarter, James went down and saw his elbow bend backwards (captured in the image above via Mock Session). James, who dislocated his elbow in high school, immediately popped the contorted limb back into place. X-rays were negative, and James says he plans to continue playing this season.

“It’s not a season-ending injury and I’ll be fine,” he said after the game. “I’m tough. I’m a warrior and I’m never going to quit on my team.”

When he says he’s tough, he really means it. The Texas native says he doesn’t do well with medicine, so he’s going to tough out the injury without it. What a stud, huh?



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