Have you ever wondered what a football player thinks about in the moments immediately after they suffer a severe injury?
Laying there in pain, knowing their season is likely over, what could possibly be running through their mind?
Is like a near death experience where a person’s entire life flashes before their eyes? Not exactly.
When Washington Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker tore his right quadriceps tendon and collapsed to the ground in St. Louis the first thing he thought about was pro wrestling.
“I’m laying there on the turf at the Edward Jones Dome and there’s one thing going through my mind and it’s the image of Triple H tearing his quad tendon off his knee in the ring,” Carriker told me on an upcoming episode of 4th & Pain.
The thoughts are fitting for man who co-hosts a pro wrestling radio show each week.
“Why I’m thinking about that, I don’t know,” he said. “I think that’s because it’s exactly where I felt it in my leg.”
The WWE Superstar tore his left quadriceps muscle in 2001 while wrestling in a main event on Monday Night Raw. He also suffered a similar injury at a pay-per-view event in 2007....More?