Fun news from the Charlotte Observer today, who reported that former Clippers point guard (and current New York Knick) Baron Davis is suffering from an extremely painful case of “herniated dick.” Ouch.
Somewhere, Donald Sterling and his girlfriends are kicking themselves for getting rid of Davis before they could spy on his new affliction in the shower.
Davis is, of course, actually suffering from a herniated disk in his back. Poynter’s Craig Silverman explains how the rather embarrassing mistake was made in the Observer.
The writer first described the injury as a “herniated disc.” That made it past the first editor, but a second editor realized that isn’t the way the paper spells this injury. So the editor attempted to change it to “herniated disk.” Needless to say, things didn’t work out that way.