Originally Posted by CloakNNNdagger
The closeup on tv was consistent with a crush laceration with the edges retracted (separated) making it look like there is a loss of part of his earlobe. This is much like some of the females that have caught their large hoop earrings on something and the hoop tears through splitting the entire earlobe.
This (below) is one that has already been allowed to heal without repair (no longer bloody as opposed to Schaub's fresh injury). Note that there appears to be a loss of part of the earlobe.......but there isn't.
Schaub doesn't wear earrings. I have no doubt the helmet tore off a small chunk of his ear as opposed to simply splitting it. I don't see how he could have split it... unless his helmet broke and lacerated it or something.
Either way... he don't need ears to throw the ball.
btw, I'm not challenging your expertise or anything like that. Just saying what I think. No more no less me being a Joe Fan Blow.