Before we get started on today's edition of Hot Cougar Action, let's start with a quick anatomy lesson followed by a quick geography lesson.
- The tibia and fibula are the two bones that are in our legs. They run from the knee joint to to the ankle joint.
- Tibula is an ancient town in Sardinia, the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is not a bone in the human body.
Now, with that out of the way, on Monday, Mike Leach sat down in Pullman for his regular press conference and he addressed the devastating injury of his star quarterback Connor Halliday.
Here's a basic summary of the video originally brought up on Deadspin: Leach says that Halliday "broke his ankle" "the whole ankle." When asked to elaborate Leach explained (his version) of an anatomy lesson saying, "The tibula and the fibula are in the ankle." Later, Leach decides to offer a visual aid as he hoists his leg onto the table and points to his calf, no where near his ankle, and explains where the two bones are.
So, Leach tells everyone that Halliday broke his "whole ankle", explains that the "tibula" and the fibula are bones in the ankle, and then points to his calf area when explaining where these bones are are.
I just don't know man...
As far as we can tell, Leach was trying to say that Halliday broke both his tibia and his fibula near his ankle but, that's not really what he said. Leach being Leach, this is probably the most coherent injury information we will ever get from him. So, Enjoy it.
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