Chris Simms rushed to hospital, in critical condition

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  1. Snapple

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    Oh, my. I hope he's going to be ok. I wonder if he punctured a lung.
     
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    The national outlets haven't picked this up yet. I'll hold out hope that maybe some erroneous information about the seriousness of his condition was given to the Observer reporter.
     
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    Chris Simms has always had mixed reviews as a player, both in college and in the pros. I am also a Longhorn, and Simms was the team's QB during my freshman year at UT. So I followed his career closely in college, and now that I live in Florida, I still follow his career, because I get all the Bucs games.

    Sure, maybe he didn't play his best in big games, but I didn't hate the guy. I was happy for him when he got a starting job in the NFL. I've teased him for having bad games since then, but I never wanted to see him seriously hurt like this. I can't turn my back on a fellow Longhorn.

    If nothing else, he's a father, and his family needs him to be around. I hope he gets well.
     
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    Rumor is that he has a busted spleen...

    Would explain the CC report due to blood loss...
     
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    NBC just announced Sims was not in critical condition so thats good news...Close call for him though.
     
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    Thank God. Very good news indeed.
     
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    That's good news. I'm relieved. I hope we get another update soon.
     


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    ESPN just said he was in critical condition
     
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    Foxsports.com reported it through the AP. NBC is talking about it. It's so weird that ESPN isn't on it.
     
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    Yeah, I found that link too. Sounds very yucky, but at least it doesn't sound life-threatening.
     
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    After you think about it, what Simms did today was pretty impressive.

    Not only did he lead his team back from being down 17-0 to take the lead 24-23 in the 4th quarter, but he did it while having bruised ribs and a ruptured spleen for most of the game. That's pretty manly. Sure, the Bucs defense gave up a last second field goal and they didn't win, but that doesn't take anything away from the performance, I don't think.
     
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    Hopefully he is ok, never want to see any player, hurt..........our prayers our with you Chris............
     
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    I hope he gets better, but I'll be honest. As a longhorn, I am not surprised at all with his poor play. Oklahoma blowup anyone?
     
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    A bruised spleen can kill you.

    A ruptured spleen is pretty impressive to play with.
     
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    Broken rib and a ruptured spleen? That is real hard to think about playing pro ball with. Dang, I'm impressed with the dudes toughness.
     
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    On PTI, the guys just reported that Gruden said that Simms may be out for the season.
     
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    Tough kid no doubt. I always thought he got a raw deal from the Texas crowd. The rich Yankee Kid vs the cuddly Applewhite, Simms never had a chance at peace on the forty acres. Typical. He was my sleeper in driftaways IDP league. Thought he would have a great year. I wish nothing but the best for him. And a speedy recovery. Just by the grace of God it hasn't been Carr yet.
     

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