New York Knicks point guard Baron Davis has a history of back injuries including a herniated disc in his lower back that has forced him to spend time on the pine until February.
While reporting on Davis’ condition, the Charlotte Observer gave this hilarious typo take on Davis’ condition:
Charlotte Observer sports editor Mike Persinger explained the gaffe on the publisher’s website writing that during a final read by an editor:
“…another experienced employee who recognized that “herniated disc” doesn’t conform to the newspaper’s style for that type of injury, and that it should be “herniated disk.” That editor tried to type in the correction, but ended up with an unfortunate typo.”
Unfortunate for the paper yes, but fortunate for those of us looking to lighten our day with a good laugh.
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Jay Donetelli is a Tampa-based freelance sportswriter and contributor to Sports Climax. With an opinion sharper than an Ovechkin skate blade with the sting of an Ali jab, Donetelli has a loyal cult of readers who have found a way to love him.
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