Friday, September 4, 2009

Shilling through the pain: Carl Edwards gets sponsor name-drop in broken-foot memo

Never once have I heard a baseball thank greenies for helping him stay focused for the 0-2 fastball he sent over the left field wall, or a football player commend the Icy Hot that loosened up that balky hamstring.
But here's Sprint Cup driver Carl Edwards - while trying to explain how an impressive physical specimen such as himself broke his foot playing Frisbee - glad he has the supplemental coverage he needs. Another hit for the public option. ...

Concord, N.C. (September 3, 2009) - Roush Fenway Racing confirms today that Carl Edwards fractured his right foot yesterday. He is working with doctors at the University of Missouri who have cleared him to drive for this weekend’s Sprint Cup and Nationwide events at Atlanta Motor
Speedway. He is currently on crutches to assist with walking but will race the No. 99 Aflac Ford and No. 60 Save-A-Lot Ford in the Sprint Cup and Nationwide races respectively this weekend.

“I know this probably sounds ridiculous to a lot of people and I could hardly believe it myself,” said Edwards from his home in Columbia, Mo. “I was playing Frisbee with a couple of buddies and we both went for the Frisbee at the same time. I put my foot on it, my friend dove for it, and the next thing you know…we all heard a pop. I knew it was broken and we all kind of looked at each other in disbelief that of all things, I would break my foot playing Frisbee. I
immediately went to the doctor and have been working with a great team of people at the University of Missouri who work with all the college teams here. They have me on crutches to help me walk but said I could race in both races this weekend and shouldn’t have a problem using the accelerator.
“I guess you never know when something is going to happen. This is
obviously an unforeseen accident and even though I am not going to miss
work, my Aflac policy has me covered. I’ve now seen first hand how Aflac works and it’s clear that no matter how big or small the accident is Aflac is there for their policyholders.”
If only he was sponsored by Vicodin.

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