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Mathews has procedure on nose

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Johnny Lightning, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    By Kevin Acee , UNION-TRIBUNE
    Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 4:28 p.m.


    Ryan Mathews underwent a procedure to cauterize his nose on Tuesday that the Chargers believe will stop the recurring nose bleeds he has experienced for years.

    The procedure comes after a short run near the goal line Saturday against the Dallas Cowboys in which Mathews was hit and had his helmet rise up and hit his nose. His nose began bleeding, and he left the game for that series and was out most of the next.

    "I have always had a little problem with nose bleeds," Mathew said after missing Tuesday's practice. "(The procedure was) just to get rid of it, so it wouldn’t happen in a game, so I wouldn’t have to be taken out."

    Mathews is expected back in practice Wednesday and to play Friday at New Orleans.
    As he spoke, Mathews was clearly physically uncomfortable.

    "They put some stuff up in there to numb it, and they burnt some veins," he said. "It sucks. You can’t sneeze. You can’t do anything. I mean, I feel like I’m sick right now because I’m so congested, but it is worth it so I don’t have to bleed like that again.”

    Mathews said the bloody noses come at "random" times and happen as often as once or week or not for months at a time.
     
  2. Buck Melanoma

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    Just don't make him look like Michael Jackson. :icon_eek:
     
  3. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    He got a removable nose? :icon_huh:
     
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  4. paddyirishman

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    it sounds sore
     
  5. Johnny Lightning

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    lmao, I was thinking Wanderlei Silva.
     
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    I had my nose cauterized when I was 5 years old, and I've never forgotten the experience.......there was no numbing, they just went at me with a long Q-tip that had some kind of liquid fire on the business end. It felt like someone had lit a blowtorch and then shoved it up my nose. :icon_eek: After that, the inside of my nose was blackened and I was in so much pain that I cried like a baby and promised my mother I'd be good for the rest of my life if she wouldn't let the doctor do that to me ever again.

    On the other hand, I've never had another bloody nose in the 45+ years since the dirty deed was done, so it was obviously worth it.:yes:
     
  9. Alpenbolt

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    Ryanoplasty.
     
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