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What was your worst injury?

Asked by Josh Board

December 20, 2007

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Jonathan Rogers

From Carlsbad (Project Manager)

I was in a car that drove off a cliff. We didn't get injured that bad. We hit some black ice and fell 15 feet. The engine on the VW was pushed in a bit. As a kid, we had this toy our parents bought us where you sit and it spins you around. I have four brothers, and we tried to knock each other off it. One knocked out his teeth. I got my neck caught in a tetherball rope. But my worst was in Temecula, riding a mechanical bull at a bar. I got a groin pull and later tried to ride it again. I couldn't walk for two days.

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Sarah Rogers

From Carlsbad (Director of Publicity)

My worst injury skiing happened when I was ten. I grew up in Colorado, so I skied from an early age. I sprained my knee really bad. Oh, there was a time in the summer. We drank four pitchers of beer between three people. I was drunk and bragging about how I never fall or get hurt. I then stepped on the curb and fell into the intersection. I sprained my ankle. And a week later, I sprained my other one. I think I was jinxed that summer from saying I never get injured.

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Petra Gaare

From Encinitas (Barista)

When I was born, the umbilical cord was wrapped around my neck. Oh, there was a time I was running through the parking lot and hit by a car. I bounced off it. The worst was when my dad was playing softball in Oceanside. I was four and running up and down the bleachers. I was told not to but kept doing it. I fell through and hit my head on the concrete. It split my head open and gave me an inch-and-a-half scar.

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Caryl Cranney

From San Marcos (Clerk)

I broke my wrist once. I would have to say breaking a bone is my worst injury. Me and an old girlfriend were wrestling on the couch. She pulled me off, and I could tell it broke by the way I landed on the ground. I saw that my wrist bent the other direction. I could just tell by looking at it that it was broken because it was bent sort of in a loop. Just looking at it was gross.

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Kris Kringle

From North Pole (Gift Giver)

I've had a few over the years. Once I tried to avoid an airplane that was flying too low, and I hit my elbow against the side of the sleigh. In my first year of this, I wasn't careful about chimneys that still had fires going. But the worst injury was a roof in Jersey that had some melted snow I didn't see. I slid right off the side and broke my leg in two places. It didn't keep me from doing my job that night, though.

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Morgan Grant

From Hillcrest (Party Planner)

It was surfing six months ago. I got so many bruises and cuts and scrapes to prove it. I'll no longer have my career as a leg model, that's for sure. I just recently learned how to surf. And I didn't know how much damage it would be on my body. Especially those fins. They can really cut up and bruise your legs. I used to have really nice legs, too.

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