• Quote from Bill Self,


  • Lots of minutes for Hunter and Landon.

  • @wrwlumpy I think he’ll play. Wissox will be sending them home!😉

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  • probably the last player we need getting hurt on this trip as far as development goes… These injuries have to stop, its getting redic. Why is a player getting a broken nose 3 days before a game is beyond me…

  • Since masks are molded specifically to fit one’s facial features, is that why HCBS said they probably can’t get one? Whose elbow did he run into? Debose best be ready along with Landon & Hunter.

  • @BeddieKU23 Practice hard, play hard. Practice soft, play soft. Accidents happen.

  • @dylans

    There’s just no reason for this type of injury when we are already shorthanded 2 scholarship players. Most would agree that this trip is really important for Bragg and for him to have an injury that could prevent him from playing well is just unnecessary. I wouldn’t mind if the injury occurred in the games

  • Coach says he’ll be ready.

  • I think it’s pretty funny that Self says that he’ll be ready. Bragg sure looks ready, doesn’t he?

    I like Self’s comments. No wiggle room for Bragg. Self expects him to play. Be tough, buddy, we play through stuff like this at Kansas. Great early message.

  • @HighEliteMajor

    …we play through stuff like this at Kansas.

    Yeah, but usually with immediate access to a topflight medical staff and equipment (such as masks).

    But you’re right, it is a strong message.

    The only stronger one would be “play and win or you’ll fly back on coach”. Every player would have a broken nose from hitting it with his knees.

  • I see quite a few guys playing w/broken noses during the season, I bet they find a mask. My boys would play.

  • @ParisHawk These are the standard masks in S. Korea nowadays.

  • Been there with the broken nose. Saw the photo of Bragg’s nose… he nailed it good. It will require straightening and is usually the time if they want to make any other corrections to his nasal passages.

    He’ll still get PT minutes… but he’ll only be able to go a few minutes at a time. He won’t be able to breath nearly as well, so he’ll get winded easily.

    It might just toughen him up some.

  • @HighEliteMajor When playing at KSTC in 71’ I had my teeth knocked through my bottom lip on a pump fake when I was coming down & my man decided to come up & finish. No one I knew played with a mouthpiece back then. No visit to the quack shack for stitches just liquid diet for many days. I can still recall how freaked out I felt when hitting the water jug & it gushed through the hole & down my jersey. Plus it hurt like all hell. these things happen you have to roll with the punches but I did come off the court for that day…tough to stop the bleeding

  • @drgnslayr Yep Slayer. In my late 20"s broke mine too in a pickup game while blocking out below the boards-the rebounder came down with the ball aggressively and his elbow nailed me. Like an idiot I went to the bathroom and tried to straighten it out myself. Didn’t know pushing in would squeeze the breathing passageway. Didn’t want to go to the hospital as a good friend was getting married that night and I was in party mode.

    Didn’t take me long to notice breathing through my nose was reduced, let alone the new bend in my nose and it was big to start with-not a good feature. But I ignored it and breathed through my mouth after that. I never fixed it but know I should have. Unfortunately my son got my big nose-Injured his twice but this time I was smart enough to get him to see a doc and make sure his passageways were still good.

  • @RockChalkinTexas

    If you are going to wear one for while you should get a custom fitted mask; however, in a pinch, there are plenty of masks that will do the job. I am sure thy can find one in South Korea or have one overnighted from here. I would not be surprised if they ca find a business there that can custom make one or at least make a mold, scan it in 3-D and digitally transmit the information to a manufacturer and have a finished mask in a couple of days. With the availability of inexpensive 3-D printers, 3-D scanners are now readily available and not very expensive and technology-wise, South Korea is pretty advanced.

  • @JayHawkFanToo one article I read said he fainted, didn’t say if that caused the fall, or if he fainted after he broke his nose. Fainting before would be a concern to me. Saw him dancing and having a good time after practice, a good sign!

  • @Crimsonorblue22

    Looks like he was dizzy from the hit (???) that broke his nose:

    Bragg, a 6-foot-9 forward from Cleveland, broke his nose on a trip down the court. He didn’t run back, putting his hands on his knees before falling backwards onto the court. He didn’t appear to lose consciousness. Trainers, including KU team doctor Larry Magee, gave Bragg water and put rags on his head and around his legs.

    He lay on the court for about five minutes before he was able to sit upright. Ten minutes later, he was moved to a chair on the side of the court. He walked to the team bus after practice under his own power with cotton stuffing in his nose.

  • They found one…


  • @JayhawkRock78

    I broke my nose several times and never had it fixed until the final break. Between breaks I would get insane nose bleeds at times. I believe it related to something like the barometric pressure because during certain weather patterns, my nose would bleed. And not just bleed, but gush.

    I finally had it fixed and since then I am very protective to not break it again! I could breath much better, snore less, and no more of those sudden, gushing nose bleeds that usually happened at the worst time! Needless to say the beauty aspect of having a straight nose again and reduced bump or swelling.

    If you are having any breathing issues, go see a doctor!

  • @drgnslayr I’ve not had lunch yet~!~ 😬

  • @JayHawkFanToo I agree with you. I was more surprised that it was just “assumed” that he couldn’t get one.

  • @drgnslayr If I were still active it would be a pain. I don’t do more than walk now but breathing is tough during allergy season-and of course I am sure my wife is way tired of the snoring. It can even wake me up so normally sleeping on my side takes care of it.

  • @JayhawkRock78 sounds like it is still a pain! U should check that out! Kinda bossy!

  • Seems like everybody has a broken nose story… My story

    I got in a fight in seventh grade and got aroundhouse punch right in the nose… Broke instantly. Lots of blood… When I went home my mom was horrified. I went to the doctor the next morning, he brought me into the back room, and said “I can fix this right now” He soaked two large cotton swabs in liquid cocaine, attach them to two steel rods, and pushed them up into my sinuses… After about 15 minutes my whole face was numb… He then took a curved metal bar, Push it into my nose, braced his knee against my cheek and started to pull… It sounded like somebody stepping on cornflakes. He wiped up the blood , then held a mirror up and asked me “how do you want it?” Hi said it looked okay to me and he said let’s make it a little bit thinner and grabbed my nose with his fingers and squeezed… More crunching. Then I left . Had to take a lot of Tylenol that night

  • @Bosthawk omgosh! For real? @JayhawkRock78 will never get his fixed now! How does your nose look now?

  • My broken nose story. I was a boxer for a number years. Nothing big. Small clubs and such. Got hit thousands of times. Never once broke my nose. But then I got this big fight and of course, first round, broken nose. I lost the fight but got another shot at him shortly after that and won.

    But Adrian didn’t want me to box anymore.

  • @HighEliteMajor

    Yo ADRIAN!!!

  • @Crimsonorblue22 You are right. I am like Rosanne Rozannadana.

    My head hurts, I can’t see well, my feet are swollen, I am allergic to something and keep sneezing, my ears are ringing, I have gas, my calves are cramping, my stomach makes noises, my nose keeps running, I have hiccups, etc. etc.

  • Bad luck, especially when you’re a pretty kid. Then again, maybe that’s the kind of thing that unlocks a woman’s inner Florence Nightingale. I wouldn’t know. Despite playing football and basketball in HS and doing Judo in college (nothing seriously competitive), I never once broke a bone. Hell, even falling off the top of the gym bleachers when I was a dumb ass freshman didn’t break anything (of course I landed squarely on my head, er butt). Maybe I’m the opposite of some glass-boned, wheelchair bound mad man somewhere, or maybe I’ve just seen one too many M.Night Shamylan movies (and really that’s anything two and up). Either way, hope they don’t Owen Wilson you too badly, Carlton.

  • Well, this is a job for Mick the corner guy :


  • I broke my nose when a baby sitter dropped me on my face, but that’s another story.

    The games haven’t even started and we’re getting hurt. I was mocked, ridiculed, reviled, and chastised for worrying about such things in this WUG’s and behold and lo, I guess I’m right, kind of.

    7 games in 10 days fellas and gals, I still don’t like it.

  • Only sports injury I had occurred while watching football scouting film one afternoon before practice. Back in the early 1980s. Crappy b&w 8mm tape. No AC in schools back in them days… Walked to school through snow uphill both ways, etc. (actually I lived across the street from the high school so I did walk)

    Anyway, I decided the room was hot, and the high school window I tried to open was stuck, so I bumped it with my palm to nudge it free and my hand went through the glass. Eight stitches. Lots of blood. Felt OK during practice a couple hours later until the local wore off. Had it wrapped like a cast the next day for the game and somehow managed to get flagged for my one and only holding penalty the entire year.

    Good times!

  • @wissoxfan83 ok!! Let’s hear the story about being dropped by the babysitter.

  • Oh, another time… big-time basketball injury. I’d been married about 2 years, living in Lawrence. Was at one of the grade schools over in East Lawrence shooting hoops on the playground.

    Usually when I tell this story, it was a regulation 10 ft rim, but honestly, it was about a 9 ft rim, so I was having fun doing 360 slams and alley oop dunks and stuff. Unfortunately, I was wearing my wedding ring. Went up for a reverse slam and had what the ER doctor called a 50% “de-gloving” accident as the ring caught on the rim and nearly took my finger off (well, the skin anyway). Nine stitches. Had to cut the ring off (sorry, hon’) and haven’t worn one since!

  • @DanR dang!

  • My first sports injury happened at 1 1/2 years old.

    I was doing what most babies do… laying there shaking my arms and feet on the floor and my aunt dropped a vacuum cleaner on my head, requiring several stitches over my eye. I think that was the beginning of my “tough look” in my youth because it looked like a fight scar. Consequently, other guys want to challenge the guy with the fight scar, so I received plenty of attention and my life took a turn for the rough side because I wasn’t going to back down from the other bullies.

    BTW: Thanks Aunty!

    It was a sports injury because it was a sport trying to stay out of the way of my fumbling aunty.

  • I actually had a sports related injury last year. I was watching the Jayhawks in the NCAA tournament, and I jumped out of my chair at my desk, and banged my knee on the desk. It was of the most painful 3 seconds I ever had watching a game.

  • @KUSTEVE I’ve had my heart broken during several games… ❤



  • @jaybate-1.0 That explains some things. 🙂 No malice.

    I had my nose broken by an idiot Nebraska fan after they beat KU in football. He still had to prove his manhood by hitting a person who was looking away when he started his swing. I straightened out my nose myself as soon as it happened as it was layed over. (He ran away, wuss) Yeah, all Nebraska fans are the best, or so I’ve been told.

    I had a couple of teeth go through my upper eye-lid during a lay-up drill. Stuff happens when you play basketball. If you think you can prevent all accidents then we had better change the name to avoidables. Or something that doesn’t imply sh!t happens.

  • @dylans crazy!

  • @dylans


    Nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

    Look at his eyes.

    Did you fall over?

    Did you stay down 5 minutes?

    Hey, I was once shot in the face twice with 45 hollow points… I just shook it off and played through. You know, shizz happens.

    Nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

  • Let’s talk about stopping ALL accidents!

    Nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

    Let’s distract with an impossible straw argument.

    Let’s ignore the evidence.

    Let’s focus on improbability.

    Shizz haps.

    Nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

    There are no docs that could treat a nose break in Korea.

    Nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

  • Did anyone else see where USA beat down China 93-56 in a scrimmage today?

  • @Statmachine

    Yes, not much of a contest. Looks like Coach Self started with all the bench players to get their playing time out of the way and once the starters went in, they ran dominated. Look like their are playing a fast game and Coach Self is till trying to keep the game simple and emphasize defense. The other teams are going to be better than China.

  • @Statmachine How did we let them score 56? Watching the highlights it seems like we should have won by 70. Looked like thier tallest player was 6’4

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