far as sports go, football is one of the most dangerous in the world.
But cleaning your ears after the game? Now that’s where the real danger
At least that’s what the story of Chase Blackburn teaches us. The New
York Giants backup linebacker, who has recorded four tackles this
season, ruptured his eardrum after Sunday’s victory
over Philadelphia while cleaning his ear with a cotton swab. Blackburn
was standing in the crowded locker room and taking care of his hygiene,
when a reporter accidentally bumped into him and sent the swab in too
deep. Blackburn dropped to the floor in agony, began bleeding from his
ear and has now lost his hearing. Doctors expect him to gain his
hearing back slowly.
Apparently, cotton swabs are incredibly dangerours, cause hundreds of injuries per year and many medical professionals even warn against using them. I guess you learn something new everyday.