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terminator ski season terminated: Schwarzenegger gains traction

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a Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger broke his leg while skiing with his family Saturday morning in Sun Valley, Idaho, a spokesman said.
Schwarzenegger, 59, was taken to a hospital for X-rays and was discharged with a fracture to his right femur
post #2 of 24
I just saw this story too. However, they stated that he was heading for surgery since the fracture was severe.
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Schwarzenegger Breaks Leg While Skiing In Idaho

http://kutv.com/topstories/topstorie...358000123.html
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Schwarzenegger breaks a leg in ski accident

Governor breaks a leg in ski accident

Schwarzenegger will undergo surgery after returning from Idaho resort after Christmas.



http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/n...l=chi-news-hed

Michael
post #5 of 24
I guess I could say "terminator ski season terminated", but Dude beat me to it!
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=49265
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And you thought "Break a leg" was just a show biz expression.

(I merged three threads on the same subject).
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I went to SV 2 seasons ago (my friend's brother was working at Galena, the XC "resort" and we had free lodging in a yurt). The 4 most memorable things about skiing SV were 1. The massive (and I mean massive) '50s styled poster of Arnie hanging in the foyer of the main lodge 2. seeing Bette Midler running around at the other lodge 3. being offered cash money for my Rossignol coque hat 4. being questioned as to why I would leave Cali during one of its banner snow years to come ski in SV.

I do wonder what run it was, though.

Of course it coulda been worse. His chute could have failed on one of his skydiving expeditions (I wonder if he's considered BASE jumping off the capital?)
post #9 of 24
Well if he's not having surgery until after Christmas - well then I guess he'll have a very medicated Christmas!!
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wouldn't a broken femur be an emergency and straight into surgery? That can be a really nasty one on the hill, and if the breaking bone gets your artery it's a very big deal indeed.
Must have been a hell of a crash, or else his bones are getting brittle.
post #11 of 24
Sorry to hear the news Arnold.
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wouldn't a broken femur be an emergency and straight into surgery? That can be a really nasty one on the hill, and if the breaking bone gets your artery it's a very big deal indeed.
Must have been a hell of a crash, or else his bones are getting brittle.
It all depends on where the fracture is, and how unstable it is. Fractures don't always add a second joint. But yes, a femur fracture is usually considered a potential life threat. My guess is that the fracture inowhere near the middle of the femur, and doesn't disect the bone.
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wouldn't a broken femur be an emergency and straight into surgery? That can be a really nasty one on the hill, and if the breaking bone gets your artery it's a very big deal indeed.
Must have been a hell of a crash, or else his bones are getting brittle.
Yah, iff you are one ov dose girly men, you couldn't stand to wait.
post #14 of 24
We need an insider from Sun Valley to tell us what happened! Poor old Arnie though, he's a pretty busy man and this'll put a crimp in all his activities.
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terminator ski season terminated: Schwarzenegger gains traction

Even the great Austrain Oak can get hurt....this only means more bad press for skiing.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...iewed-homepage
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Has skiing been getting a lot of bad press?
post #17 of 24
Und his FEEMAH was like a weak GIRLY bone so it BROKE

(sorry it's late ...
post #18 of 24
Maybe Arnie should just stick to bodybuilding. I've seen him ski at one of our local mountains 4-5yrs ago. I'd say his skiing abilities were just mediocre, an intermediate at best.
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Maybe he'll be calling "The Hermann-ator" for some recovery advice...
post #20 of 24
Geez, and I thought Arnie=Arnold Palmer??

Someone get me into the loop!!!
post #21 of 24
not to be snarky, but um, the title of the thread:
"terminator ski season terminated: Schwarzenegger gains traction"

pretty much puts anybody with basic reading comprehension skills into the proverbial loop.

post #22 of 24
If he starts posting here, I'll care. Maybe.
'Til then, I don't.
post #23 of 24
I would like to know what runs he was on, and what skis he was using.
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There was a bit of a ruckus at Sun Valley a few years back, when they re-named a run in his honour. Concensus was that he wasn't good enough to ski that run anyway and it wasn't fair.
Big muscly guys like that often aren't the best skiiers. Their wives are generally better.
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