SYRACUSE, NY - NOVEMBER 19: Gerry McNamara, assistant coach of the Syracuse Orange warms up before the game against the Colgate Raiders at the Carrier Dome on November 19, 2011 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Nate Shron/Getty Images)
If comic book movies have taught me anything, it's that the Germans love the occult and their experiments and/or our response to their experiments are responsible for 75.8% of all superheroes.
Which brings me to this news...two weeks ago, former Syracuse Orange star and current SU assistant coach Gerry McNamara had spinal surgery in Germany. GO GO GADGET GERRY!
"It was a long process," McNamara said. "It started back in May or even earlier. I didn’t know what was wrong at first, but I knew something was definitely wrong."
McNamara went to see doctors in both Syracuse and Buffalo. The diagnosis was degenerative disc disease, affecting the C3 through C6 area of McNamara’s cervical area. The most serious problems were in the C5 and C6 levels where the discs were actually pressing close to McNamara’s spinal cord.
Goodness. Glad to hear the issue was identified as early as it was and that the worst-case scenario was never an issue.
So if I'm understanding the surgery completely, Gerry's spine is now bionic and made of adamantuem. Good luck to any opposing player who goes diving into the Syracuse bench and collides with G-Mac.