Thursday, May 10, 2007

Jimmy Conrad out with broken jaw - again

Jimmy Conrad has a very interesting streak going on as he has broken his jaw (or had his jaw broken) for the second year in a row (makes me wonder who holds the record for breaking the same bone in consecutive seasons).

Last year it was fellow US national Clint Dempsey who cracked him but for 2007 Brazilian midfielder Ricardo Virtuoso got the honor during this past Saturday's match.

The break is on the right side, just like last year, but is sever inches higher. "It doesn't hurt as bad this time," he said. "It's like a toothache."

Needless to say, Conrad will be out for a little while with this one, but he hopes to be recovered enough to make the US men's CONCACAF roster. If he does, it means Kansas City might be without their captain for 2 months.

As of this time, Virtuoso has not been suspended or fined due to this incident.

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Blogger Allen said...

I saw the game + I can't remember the specific incident. Didn't Viturrosso[sic] appear to purposely strike Conrad on the replay?

6:44 PM  

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