contusion contusion  /kən ˈtu ʒən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration
  2. (n) the action of bruising

Usage(s):

  1. Her private life was a steaming contusion.
  2. But when Uema died a week later from a brain contusion, there was little more to do than put Eskridge on trial for drunk driving and hit-and-run.
  3. Two days after the Washington State game, he discovered he had a contusion of the kidney.

News

  1. Alex Cobb's Head Injury Should Prompt MLB to Protect Pitchers Now, Not Later

    A little over a month ago, Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ took a wicked line drive to the head off the bat of Tampa Bay Rays hitter Desmond Jennings. Fortunately, Happ suffered just a contusion and laceration to his left ear and was released after an overnight stay in the hospital. Bleacher Report MLB Lead Writer Zachary Rymer wrote an article immediately after the chilling incident ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Brewers place Ryan Braun on disabled list with thumb contusion

    The Brewers could wait no longer with Ryan Braun as hewas placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right thumb contusion.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

  3. Ryan Braun Injury: Brewers OF placed on disabled list

    The Brewers have placed Ryan Braun on the 15-day Disabled List with a contusion in his right thumb, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports . The move is retroactive to June 10. Caleb Gindl will be called up from Triple-A to take Braun's place, according to Mike Vassallo, the team's senor director of media relations. It is unclear when the injury first occurred, but Braun has apparently been dealing ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: SB Nation

Quotes

  1. "The people that were below him, one little boy had a contusion to his face," Ryan said. "A couple that he landed on, I saw them, they were fine. I think we were very fortunate that it wasn't worse than it is."
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Nolan Ryan Source: MLB.com

  2. "He just banged his knee," Minnesota coach Brad Childress said. "We're calling it a contusion right now. ...... I'm not concerned."
    on Aug 16, 2008 By: Brad Childress Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "The more concerning injury is that he sustained a spinal cord contusion at the level of his fifth and sixth cervical vertebrae, which are located in the neck area," Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said Sunday. "It's creating some...
    on Jan 6, 2008 By: Paul Holmgren Source: TSN.ca

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