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You're OK, It's Just A Bruise

A Doctor's Sideline Secrets About Pro Football's Most Outrageous Team

St. Martin's Griffin

The dramatic, hilarious, and controversial insider's look at what really happens on the sidelines and in the locker rooms of the NFL.

Hired by the Los Angeles Raiders in 1983 as the team internist, Rob Huizenga worked on the sidelines and in the locker room of every game. That first year was the epitome of Raiders football-- the silver-and-black team of renegades steamrolled opponents and defeated the Washington Redskins in the Super Bowl. For nearly ten years, Huizenga lived in the real NFL trenches, a battlefield atmosphere where getting hurt and partying hard was the name of the game. Jam-packed with close-up anecdotes about football's warriors, this book reveals:

* The mind games and methods of mysterious Raiders owner Al Davis
* The truth about drug and steroid use in the NFL
* The pressure on players to perform even when threatened by serious injury
* Harrowing and hilarious true stories about the side of football fans never see
* The wild life and tragic death of Lyle Alzado
The dramatic, hilarious, and controversial insider's look at what really happens on the sidelines and in the locker rooms of the NFL.

Hired by the Los Angeles Raiders in 1983 as the team internist, Rob Huizenga worked on the sidelines and in the locker room of every game. That first year was the epitome of Raiders football-- the silver-and-black team of renegades steamrolled opponents and defeated the Washington Redskins in the Super Bowl. For nearly ten years, Huizenga lived in the real NFL trenches, a battlefield atmosphere where getting hurt and partying hard was the name of the game. Jam-packed with close-up anecdotes about football's warriors, this book reveals:

* The mind games and methods of mysterious Raiders owner Al Davis
* The truth about drug and steroid use in the NFL
* The pressure on players to perform even when threatened by serious injury
* Harrowing and hilarious true stories about the side of football fans never see
* The wild life and tragic death of Lyle Alzado

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Praise for You're OK, It's Just A Bruise

"The funniest, kinkiest and occasionally the most horrifying inside-football book it has ever been my pleasure to read. . .an instant classic."-- Ron Rapoport, Los Angeles Daily News

"As trenchant a look at the inner workings of an NFL team as ever been written. . .shocking, raw, and at times, wildly funny." --Oakland Tribune

"A harrowing tale." --The Washington Times
"The funniest, kinkiest and occasionally the most horrifying inside-football book it has ever been my pleasure to read. . .an instant classic."-- Ron Rapoport, Los Angeles Daily News

"As trenchant a look at the inner workings of an NFL team as ever been written. . .shocking, raw, and at times, wildly funny." --Oakland Tribune

"A harrowing tale." --The Washington Times

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Rob Huizenga, M.D., graduated from Harvard Medical School and is a past president of the National Football League Physician's Association. He has written for Sports Illustrated and been interviewed on sports medicine issues by "Nightline," ESPN, "Larry King Live," and National Public Radio's "All Things Considered." He now practices medicine in Beverly Hills, California, where he lives, and is Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA.
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You're OK, It's Just A Bruise

A Doctor's Sideline Secrets About Pro Football's Most Outrageous Team

  • Trade Paperback

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