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Lorenzen injures ankle, get carried off by four people

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The sudden resurgence of oversized quarterback Jared Lorenzen has ended almost as suddenly as it began.

Lorenzen suffered an ankle injury when the nimble narwhal was hit low while scrambling toward the end zone in an indoor football game pitting the Northern Kentucky River Monsters against the Erie Explosion.

He was carried off the field by four people, in a moment slightly less heroic than the time teammates carried Marshall quarterback Byron Leftwich down the field so that he could keep playing.

Deadspin has the video of the hit.  Lorenzen reportedly left via ambulance.

The former Kentucky quarterback won a Super Bowl ring with the Giants in 2007.  Several days ago, video of his uncanny speed and agility (given his current girth) inspired various levels of awe.

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34 Responses to “Lorenzen injures ankle, get carried off by four people”
  1. elwaysagenius says: Feb 9, 2014 5:24 PM

    Only took 4? Wow

  2. ziggystheansah says: Feb 9, 2014 5:25 PM

    Ouch. I feel for those four people
    Hope he recovers, as well.

  3. wishingtonredslur says: Feb 9, 2014 5:25 PM

    He was on the Giants? I do not remember that at all.

  4. cometkazie says: Feb 9, 2014 5:30 PM

    All the best for a speedy recovery, Jared.

  5. kd75 says: Feb 9, 2014 5:30 PM

    “Call in the forklift…Lorenzen is down!”

  6. kd75 says: Feb 9, 2014 5:31 PM

    When Lorenzen takes a 7 step drop, he goes “Beep, beep, beep.”

  7. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Feb 9, 2014 5:32 PM

    It’s so weird to see a QB that freakin’ big. I think the guy who tackled him might have regretted it himself, he looked like he was down as well.

  8. trollaikman8 says: Feb 9, 2014 5:42 PM

    None of really understand the gravity of this injury.

  9. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 9, 2014 5:46 PM

    Jar a lard is legend.

  10. taylorgangtrippymane says: Feb 9, 2014 6:04 PM

    Sprained cankle*

  11. eatitfanboy says: Feb 9, 2014 6:09 PM

    More Super Bowl rings than Dan Marino.

  12. egomaniac247 says: Feb 9, 2014 6:14 PM

    I remember his teammates came up with some pretty epic nicknames for him.

    Quarter-got-back
    J-Load
    Hefty Lefty

  13. jbcoyle56 says: Feb 9, 2014 6:15 PM

    An ambulance?! I thought The Pillsbury Throwboy would require a flatbed and a hydraulic lift…

  14. tdubdizzle says: Feb 9, 2014 6:21 PM

    Thats something straight out of Madden.

  15. 4allintensivepurposes says: Feb 9, 2014 6:30 PM

    What a waist of talent.

  16. provguard says: Feb 9, 2014 6:34 PM

    The Leftwich incident was the biggest farce in college football…

  17. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 9, 2014 6:37 PM

    Jared picked up the football and his ankle collapsed under the added weight.

  18. saintsfan1111 says: Feb 9, 2014 7:04 PM

    The round mound of touchdown XXXXXL.

  19. h0c2000 says: Feb 9, 2014 7:20 PM

    Who knew whales had ankles.

  20. meatcarroll says: Feb 9, 2014 8:00 PM

    I heard a tuba sound when he fell.

  21. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 9, 2014 8:13 PM

    “Good upper body bulk, but I’m worried about those skinny legs…”.

  22. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 9, 2014 8:47 PM

    Defensive player had the choice of hitting him high where 300 pounds are stacked, or low, where the other 20 pounds are located.

  23. hillbillyjim says: Feb 9, 2014 8:48 PM

    Couldn’t they just used a peavy that they use to roll logs to get him into the locker room? I’m sure it was awkward for the team trainer to call 911 and request an ambulance with a tommy lift.

  24. genericcommenter says: Feb 9, 2014 9:05 PM

    Curious- For anyone who knows more about this guy’s ability than, well, almost anyone: If this guy cared at all about his own life, would he have the skills to stick around the NFL as a backup a few more years and collect a few million bucks? Or was he just a marginal 3rd string QB, who was lucky to stick around the league for the few years he did, regardless of obvious conditioning/work ethic (mental?) issues?

  25. damcmp says: Feb 9, 2014 9:08 PM

    get well dude!!!!

  26. hawkstradamus says: Feb 9, 2014 9:09 PM

    “Be careful Terry; you’re carrying my heart. “

  27. stoicpaisano says: Feb 9, 2014 10:13 PM

    If he has to stay off his ankle for any substantial amount of time I guarantee you he’ll be on the next season of My 600-LB Life.

    Hell if he applies himself TLC could use him for Sweeps week in May.

  28. doctorrustbelt says: Feb 9, 2014 10:33 PM

    I read in the Kentucky Post that when Lorenzen broke his leg gravy spill out and stadium custodians cleaned it by soaking it up with biscuits.

  29. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 9, 2014 10:51 PM

    Well, at least his feet will be glad that he is off his feet for awhile.

  30. beerfactor says: Feb 9, 2014 11:02 PM

    He went “Feast Mode”.

  31. backdapack4evr says: Feb 9, 2014 11:10 PM

    Didn’t they have a fork lift?

  32. otrd13 says: Feb 10, 2014 1:22 AM

    @genericcommenter
    The hefty lefty was NASTY! By the end of his freshman year of college he broke the NCAA record for attempts, completions, passing yards, and total yards. Any time he got action in preseason or in mop-ups for the Giants he was awesome. His size was absolutely a huge concern for teams which is why he was never given a fair shot at a starting job somewhere else. He had a rocket for an arm, twinkle toes and an uncanny ability to lead receivers and RBs in the short game (a skill which most pros lack in my opinion). Glad he was a Giant but would have loved to see him go on and get a shot to start somewhere.

  33. ccombs2 says: Feb 10, 2014 10:33 AM

    This is sad. This guy was one of the most “talented” QB’s I’ve ever seen. You laugh but I’d put his arm talent up with anyone in the NFL. Plus he was insanely mobile for a big guy.
    I live in Lexington and there was always hope he would apply himself but he just never cared. Despite that he was a great college QB. genericcommenter you are right when he did get a chance in NY he was good. He was content to coast on his talent. Says something that he could “coast” all the way to the NFL though.

  34. mhohmann says: Feb 13, 2014 5:15 PM

    The opposing team cheered when he was injured

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