Saturday, March 1, 2008

In the News

John Wooden is one of my personal heroes so I follow stories about him. -

Read this via Sports Illustrated, get well Mr. Wooden - heal fast and keep spreading your wisdom:

Wooden breaks wrist, collarbone

UCLA legend said to be 'up, joking around' after fall

Posted: Friday February 29, 2008 9:14PM; Updated: Friday February 29, 2008 9:59PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- John Wooden broke his left wrist and collarbone in a fall, leaving the former UCLA basketball coach hospitalized Friday.

Daughter Nan Muehlhausen said the 97-year-old Wooden fell in his condominium Thursday night. She said Wooden was resting comfortably in a hospital and visited with family members throughout the day.

"Dad's spirits are good," Muehlhausen said in a statement. "He is up and joking around with the family. He will probably be in the hospital for a couple of more days before he goes home."

Wooden has a hairline fracture in his wrist and a fractured collarbone. He also hit his head, but a CT scan of his head and neck were negative.

The family didn't release the name of the hospital.


I know he is getting older and things like this is not unheard of. I just selfishly want him at full strength all the time. I respect him a lot. - A Thinker