Rahim Moore Makes Comeback From Life-Threatening Injury

November 27, 2014 3:33 AM

Rahim Moore Makes Comeback From Life-Threatening Injury
" DENVER (AP) Before every game, Broncos safety Rahim Moore rolls down his socks to oil the 13-inch scar that serpentines down his left calf.

It’s been a year since the strange sensation that his leg was in an ever-tightening vice sent him to the hospital in the middle of the night asking for pain pills. Only when he awoke from emergency surgery did he understand his quick thinking had saved his limb and maybe even his life.

“They sliced open my calf and took my muscles out and thank God they were still pink,” Moore said, “because if they were brown like spoiled meat, they would have had to cut my leg off.”

Had he waited until daylight to get to the hospital, he might have left there in a body bag.

Moore wouldn’t realize until after watching the Super Bowl from the sideline that seeking medical attention right away also saved his NFL career.

By every measure, the fourth-year safety has returned a better player this season after doubling down on his film study while rehabbing from the rare muscle condition called acute lateral compartment syndrome "

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