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Volume 90, Issue 76

Friday, February 07, 1997

Snowdon


SPORTS
 

INJURY OF THE WEEK

NAME: Norm Chang
SPORT: Fencing
INJURY: Pierced thigh
TYPE: Severe cut
HEALING TIME: Day-to-day

HOW IT HAPPENED

Norm Chang, a third-year Administrative and Commercial Studies student, was practising with a fencing teammate this Monday without proper protection.

"Usually when you fence you wear full-body protection. I was wearing tear-away pants and they don't offer much protection," he said.

During the session his partner prodded him in the right thigh with an epée sword, ripping through his pants and into his flesh and tearing out a chunk of muscle. Chang didn't realise the extent of the injury until later, when the pain decided to show up.

"It's really not that bad," said Chang, who has still has not pursued medical attention. "It just looks really gross. It looks like a big bruise about the size of your palm, but it happens to be bloody too."

Norm will likely be able to fence with the Mustangs on Sunday in the West Sectionals at McMaster.

–Submitted by a concerned girlfriend

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