Saturday, June 21, 2008

Now That's Fair Play

After Abby Wambach and Christine Sinclair cracked heads early in the match, the Canadian captain had to go off to receive medical attention for a gash on her head. (Usually, it's Abby that is bleeding, so although we are big Sinclair fans, it was nice that the U.S. forward came out unscathed this time). The Canadian training staff stemmed the bleeding, bandaged up her head and sent her back out on the field, but the wound did require stitches at halftime. With no doctor present with the Canadian team, the U.S. training staff took care of Sinclair as U.S. team doc Dr. Daniel Lamar gave her a shot of pain killer and inserted six stitches. Sinclair missed just the first five minutes of the second half as they cleaned her up (Doc, did you have to sew so quickly? We're kidding) and would get two good chances to score before the final whistle blew. So Kudos to the U.S. medical staff for adhering to the Hippocratic Oath (quite honestly, the WNT Blog doesn't exactly know what that is, but it sounded good) and for doing a good deed that surely took FIFA's dictum of Fair Play to another level.

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