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Jeremy Shockey saves choking Ben Hartsock

Posted on: August 29, 2011 9:31 pm
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ShockeyPosted by Josh Katzowitz

Panthers tight end Ben Hartsock is real thankful for Jeremy Shockey today. That’s because Shockey came to the quick rescue of Hartsock when he began choking while eating lunch at the team facility.

Hartsock was eating pork tenderloin when a piece of the meat got caught in his throat, as the National Football Post recounts. Hartsock drank water to try to dislodge the obstruction, but it soon became clear to teammates that he couldn’t breathe.

“He started to go to the bathroom and I don’t know if he collapsed, but he couldn’t breathe,” agent Mike McCartney told the NFP. “Some new guy came and tried to give him the Heimlich. It didn’t work. Then, Shockey hit him in the back pretty hard and out came the meat. The Panthers told me it was really scary.

“Ben told me, ‘Shockey came over and gave me the Heimlich Maneuver and saved my life.’ He was in good spirits and he’s real thankful for Shockey.”

So, there you go: Jeremy Shockey, hero.

But my favorite part of the story (you know, other than the fact Hartsock is alive and breathing)? It’s what the Panthers repeatedly said to Hartsock at practice afterward: “Don’t choke, Hartsock.” Hopefully it’s a zinger that Hartsock and Shockey can laugh at for a long time.

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Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: August 30, 2011 9:12 am
 

Jeremy Shockey saves choking Ben Hartsock

A Buckeye being saved by someone from the "U". How humbling. Glad to know they have at least one player that has a shred of humanity.



Since: Oct 1, 2010
Posted on: August 30, 2011 9:03 am
 

Jeremy Shockey saves choking Ben Hartsock

i just hope shockey can be more help then not go panthers



Since: Mar 17, 2008
Posted on: August 30, 2011 7:10 am
 

Jeremy Shockey saves choking Ben Hartsock

Wow, sigma! Thats one of the best posts I've read in quite awhile!




Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: August 30, 2011 6:48 am
 

Jeremy Shockey saves choking Ben Hartsock

Next Shockey and Hartsock will get married and Kim Kardashian will be best man. Take smaller bites. Just a thought.



Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: August 30, 2011 6:29 am
 

Jeremy Shockey saves choking Ben Hartsock

Wait shockeys on the Panthers???? Sadly didnt know that just thought they only got Olsen...



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: August 30, 2011 5:06 am
 

Jeremy Shockey saves choking Ben Hartsock

How come the "Heimlich Maneuver" always gets all the pub as the go to move when in reality hitting to the back or fingers in the mouth to barf if up often work just as well or better?
"Heimlich Maneuver" work on a wider group of people and results better in most cases. Hitting in back needs a good location and can sometime cause food to go down instead of up. Heimlich is, by design, forcing air up.

Fingers work better for little kids than Heimlich in many cases. Little kids also can be inverted and hit on back. This does not work as well for adults. Can't hold many adults upside down anymore.

Fingers may not do the trick for adults. I remember years ago when I was single and a girlfriend went well beyond what my fingers could reach...I need to stop.

But on second thought, she never choked on anything.



Since: Jan 17, 2010
Posted on: August 30, 2011 2:43 am
 

Jeremy Shockey saves choking Ben Hartsock

How come the "Heimlich Maneuver" always gets all the pub as the go to move when in reality hitting to the back or fingers in the mouth to barf if up often work just as well or better?




Since: Sep 22, 2010
Posted on: August 30, 2011 1:45 am
 

Jeremy Shockey saves choking Ben Hartsock

makes you realize that these players are human     great for shockey to save him  shows that there is more to life then sports like saving one



Since: Apr 13, 2009
Posted on: August 30, 2011 1:37 am
 

Jeremy Shockey saves choking Ben Hartsock

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Since: May 4, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:00 pm
 

Jeremy Shockey saves choking Ben Hartsock

If the Heimlich maneuver doesn't work, you can also sweep 2 fingers down the throat to sweep the food out. I saved my sister's life this way as she was choking on a piece of orange.



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