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Old    Billy (woreout)      Join Date: Aug 2006       09-25-2007, 1:09 PM Reply   
I just got a call from Zane and he told me Derek Grasman just broke his leg about 30 minutes ago. He broke his TibFib between his knee and ankle they said it looked like another knee.
Good thing is at least he has all winter to rehab and get better for next season.
Good Luck Derek.
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       09-25-2007, 1:59 PM Reply   
Bummer, Derek is a great rider, hope his recovery goes well and he is back riding soon!!
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       09-25-2007, 2:12 PM Reply   
Ahhh brutal.

Good luck Derek! Heel up quick.
Old    Squid (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       09-25-2007, 2:14 PM Reply   
Ouch hope he gets better soon. Didn't he get knocked out or broke his neck at a pro tour a few years back?
Old    Billy (woreout)      Join Date: Aug 2006       09-26-2007, 6:02 AM Reply   
Derek is due to have surgery today at 4pm.
Squid, Derek fell off a balcony a couple of years ago and jammed his neck.
Old    Chris Waters (gdillyfunk69)      Join Date: Nov 2003       09-26-2007, 7:19 AM Reply   
how did it happen............................................ .................................................. .......?
Old    Squid (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       09-26-2007, 8:18 AM Reply   
Billy thanks.
Old    Billy (woreout)      Join Date: Aug 2006       09-26-2007, 8:43 AM Reply   
Alligator attack.
Old    Mark (mvl)      Join Date: May 2004       09-26-2007, 2:12 PM Reply   
how did he break his leg? I just called him and left a vm. I don't assume that I'll hear anything right away if he went in surgery an hour ago. What the heck, he was riding so well lately, I just saw him a week ago. Dang.
Old    Ben Ax (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       09-26-2007, 2:29 PM Reply   
jeez...not a good couple of weeks. Parks, now Grasman. Harsh, but i guess were fortunate that we dont hear of these injuries more frequently given the nature of this sport we all participate in. Best of luck Derek!
Old    Mateo (wkbrdr)      Join Date: Jan 2006       09-26-2007, 6:28 PM Reply   
just got off the phone with his mom, he is in surgery right now...

they where cliff jumping with the mastercraft guys and he hit the wall before the water...broke the bottom and top done..
Old    Mark (mvl)      Join Date: May 2004       09-27-2007, 10:06 AM Reply   
Hey Matt, whats up man? Just talked to D, he's in pretty rough shape.
Old    Zane Schwenk (zaneschwenk)      Join Date: Apr 2004       09-27-2007, 10:38 AM Reply   
I just left the hospital and DG is doing much better....thanks to all who send their wishes, doc says he'll recover just fine and should be back on the water in a few months. Derek has been killing it with 2 720s, whirly 5s, crow 5s, bs 5s on lock and he'll be sure to get back in form quickly!! Thanks for thinking of him I will see him in a bit and show him the posts!!
Old    Jeff (fuller313)      Join Date: Oct 2006       09-27-2007, 10:42 AM Reply   
Get Well Soon Bro
Old    Paul Bernier (wakeriderixi)      Join Date: Jan 2004       09-27-2007, 10:56 AM Reply   
Good to hear. The very first time I saw wakeboarding was a clip I downloaded off of Napster or Bearshare of him riding to 'Down In Mississippi' by Sublime.. Been hooked ever since!
Old    Billy (woreout)      Join Date: Aug 2006       09-27-2007, 1:44 PM Reply   
I can finally beat him in a foot race.(for now)
Old    david (dnp33)      Join Date: Jan 2007       09-27-2007, 4:19 PM Reply   
man that sucks!and he wasnt even wakeboarding.
HIJACK - zane i was just wondering in your profile it says you have an 04 xstar, doesnt mastercraft let you use a new one? HIJACK OVER.
Old    Mateo (wkbrdr)      Join Date: Jan 2006       09-27-2007, 6:08 PM Reply   
he hasn't updated im sure..
Old    Shawna Hoffman (shawna_h)      Join Date: Apr 2006       09-28-2007, 7:24 AM Reply   
Sorry to hear about that Derek! We all can't wait to see you riding again! I love your section in Inspirado! Hope you get better soon.
Old    Billy (woreout)      Join Date: Aug 2006       09-28-2007, 9:07 AM Reply   
Zane has a 07 XStar,
Dereks surgery went good, he is just really hating life right now, he has a rod in his leg and is in quite a bit of pain. Derek is a tough kid and in time he will back on the water for sure. Derek also appreciates all the feedback and thoughts.
Old    Marvin Harville (marvin)      Join Date: Aug 2006       09-28-2007, 1:11 PM Reply   
Hang tough Derek, I know everyone here is hoping for a fast return.
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       10-01-2007, 1:19 PM Reply   
I guess the latest is that Derek had some complications with a damaged artery in his leg and had no pulse in his foot. They fixed it up, but he's in ICU until today I believe.
Old    Squid (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       10-01-2007, 1:42 PM Reply   
Thanks for the up date David. Thats kinda scary glad that was taken care of. Hang in there Derek we are all pulling for ya.
Old    Mark (mvl)      Join Date: May 2004       10-01-2007, 2:56 PM Reply   
Here are some pics from DG. He's doing better. Upload
Old    Billy (woreout)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-02-2007, 6:02 AM Reply   
I visited Derek yesterday in ICU and brought him a can of Skoal that he requested. The nurses werent too pumped about him spittin in a cup in ICU, but none the less looked the other way. His leg wounds in the pics are still open on each side from the second surgery. The docs cant sew them shut until the swelling goes down. Derek is pretty bummed right now and it makes his day to get visitors. They are not real sure when he is going home, once they give him an exact day that should cheer him up. When I was there yesterday the little guy that brings Derek his lunch came in and when he went to slide the table over Dereks bed he accidently Rammed it into his leg!!
I was laughing but Derek was shouting in pain "YOU F#*%ing IDIOT!!!"
I will try and keep everyone posted on Dereks progress.
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       10-02-2007, 6:34 AM Reply   
Old    Billy (woreout)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-02-2007, 6:39 AM Reply   
I cant wait to tell him that the pics on WW that he has a booger in his nose.
Old    Mark (mvl)      Join Date: May 2004       10-02-2007, 6:53 AM Reply   
I didn't post the pic Derek sent me showing the cathader entering... He thought he was funny, but I really never wanted to see that...ever...
Old    Billy (woreout)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-02-2007, 7:04 AM Reply   
He sent me that pic s well, and I told him I didnt think they made cathaders that small. When I first saw the pic I thought someone took a pic of a worm and fishing line.
Old    TeamValdez (teamvaldez)      Join Date: Apr 2003       10-02-2007, 9:05 AM Reply   
we are praying for you derek!!
Old    Itch (fullonsalesgrp)      Join Date: Jan 2004       10-02-2007, 10:06 AM Reply   
Tell DG well wishes from Michigan.
Old    Alice W (aliwake)      Join Date: Dec 2006       10-02-2007, 4:41 PM Reply   
i can't imagine how awful that would be - breaking your leg - and THEN hitting the water!! it's making me queasy just thinking about it.
I hope the recovery is nice and straightforward. best of luck...
Old    Mateo (wkbrdr)      Join Date: Jan 2006       10-02-2007, 6:55 PM Reply   
wow mark, those are some crazy pics, who did u get those from?
Old    Billy (woreout)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-03-2007, 5:44 AM Reply   
The pics came from Derek. Some he took the others he had the nurses do. They all were done with his phone.
I visited him last night, the vascular doc had just closed about half of the wound on one side of his leg and about 1/3 on the other side. When the swelling goes down they will be able to close the rest.
He had a pretty rough evening to say the least.
Derek has been reading all of the posts on here and says thanks to everyone, and that it was not a booger in his nose, just his nostril.
Old    Mark (mvl)      Join Date: May 2004       10-04-2007, 9:42 AM Reply   
Yup, direct from DG. I've been talking to him pretty regulary, despite the situation a positivie is that he's been able to spend a lot of time with his mom, girfriend and her family, which has meant a lot to him. He tries to act tough be he's just a little teddy bear. and will more than likely punch me for posting the above.
Old    Billy (woreout)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-04-2007, 10:44 AM Reply   
I wish his HOT sister was here.
Old    Mateo (wkbrdr)      Join Date: Jan 2006       10-04-2007, 5:40 PM Reply   
Old    JC (mcboater1)      Join Date: Oct 2007       10-05-2007, 11:33 AM Reply   
Is that Derek Grasman originally from Michigan? I went to Michigan to train with him quite a few years back.... Great Kid and Great rider. We bought a new X-Star after that! Just starting to kick it on the tour! Get better soon and good luck Derek!
Old    Mateo (wkbrdr)      Join Date: Jan 2006       10-07-2007, 3:27 PM Reply   
yes it is...
Old    Billy (woreout)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-07-2007, 3:53 PM Reply   
I'm going to see him tonight. Derek hopes to get out of the hospital this week. JC I will tell him hello for ya.
Old    Mark (mvl)      Join Date: May 2004       10-08-2007, 2:51 PM Reply   
Yeah, she's pretty hot, for a long time, she really had it bad for me. We went out and well....

She's crushed now that I'm taken...
Old    Mateo (wkbrdr)      Join Date: Jan 2006       10-08-2007, 5:53 PM Reply   
ditto to that...
Old    JC (mcboater1)      Join Date: Oct 2007       10-11-2007, 6:32 PM Reply   
Hey, does anybody know how Derek Grasman is doing? Is he still in the hospital or is he out? Whats his recovery time? Will he be ok? Thanks.
Old    Billy (woreout)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-12-2007, 6:21 AM Reply   
Derek got out of the Hospital on Wednesday. In a text message sent to me by Derek, he informed me that he was leaving and told the staff at the hospital "Adios Douchebags" I would say he was happy to get out.
He still has a lot of PT to go through but he will be alright.
Old    Allie Capler (alliecat0223)      Join Date: Oct 2006       10-12-2007, 9:54 AM Reply   
I hope he is doing better now that he is at home. I know everyone hates being in the hosptial and loves the feel of sleeping in their own bed a lot more. I hope he gets back to his normal self soon.


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