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by Paul on 12/04/05 at 02:22 AM ET
Van Massenhoven walked to the Panthers training room. Al DiSimone, director of the Panthers medical team, summoned specialists Lee Mandel and Paul Tartell, experts in facial reconstruction. "They were looking at my face and I could hear some gasps," Van Massenhoven said. "I hadn't seen my face at that point, but it didn't sound too good." By midnight, CAT scans had been done at Westside Regional Medical Center and exams revealed both orbital bones below the eye were broken, the nose had been shattered and, as he put it, "the area between my eyes was demolished." Two layers of bone and fatty tissue separating them had caved in, and one of the bones from his nose protruded back millimeters from his brain. "I was told if it had been a woman or smaller man, they would be dead," Van Massenhoven said.read on
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