Friday, October 28, 2005

Thoughts and Prayers for "House"

One of our favorite and much loved Bronco players was in a horrific car accident yesterday morning on his way to practice. Dwanye Carswell, known as "House" by his teammates, was severely injured and is in Intensive Care. All of our thoughts are with him now.

It just goes to show how precious life is. One minute your driving to work and the next minute some moron does something stupid that almost gets someone or many people killed.
Carswell suffered multiple injuries in the crash: a contusion of his entire left internal cavity, multiple rib fractures, a ruptured diaphragm and a ruptured spleen. He underwent surgery to remove his spleen and repair the organ damage shortly thereafter, and the procedure was complete by 1:30 p.m. MDT. DenverBroncos

Carswell's 1994 Chevy Caprice was crumpled with part of the driver's severely damaged. He was the most seriously injured of the people involved in the accident.

Rescue workers used the Jaws of Life to remove Carswell from his car.

"The surgery went as well as it could possibly go," said Coach Mike Shanahan. He said Carswell won't be allowed any visitors for the next 24 and possibly 48 hours.

Broncos Head Coach Mike Shanahan addressed the team about Carswell's situation before practice. He is expected to talk with reporters Friday afternoon.

"You just pray for the best. That's all you can do now," offensive lineman George Foster said. "Football is secondary."

"The point is, somebody else is in need and in a grave condition," fullback Kyle Johnson said. "You want to focus on that and make sure that the person gets the attention that he needs."

"Your hearts and thoughts are certainly with your buddy," said safety John Lynch.


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