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UH's Hanohano gives up football

By Stephen Tsai

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LAST UPDATED: 10:16 a.m. HST, Oct 02, 2012



Hawaii defensive tackle Geordon Hanohano is retiring from college football after being diagnosed with a neck stinger, UH coach Norm Chow confirmed this morning.

'It's heartbreaking, very heartbreaking," Chow said. "He's a good player and a good, young man."

Hanohano suffered the injured, which is a nerve compression, in the first quarter of the Warriors' 47-0 road loss to Brigham Young this past weekend.

The injury does not require surgery. But it was Hanohano's second stinger of his UH career, and he was advised he would risk severe medical problems if he continued to play.

Hanohano's UH career comes to an end because he redshirted as a freshman in 2008 and has appeared in too many games this season to apply for a medical hardship.

Hanohano is a 2008 Saint Louis School graduate.






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Bdpapa wrote:
Personally, I want to thank this young man for his contribution to the team and wish him well in life. It is a hard decision to make, but he made a mature, informed decision.
on October 2,2012 | 10:09AM
PCWarrior wrote:
No sport is worth your long term health. Mahalo for suiting up for Hawaii Mr. Hanohano!
on October 2,2012 | 10:10AM
lowtone123 wrote:
Best of luck to Geordon. Hard to give it up but it's best not to risk your future health and quality of life.
on October 2,2012 | 10:11AM
PaPakoolau808 wrote:
LOVE AND ALOHA GOING OUT TO GEORDON AND THE HANOHANO OHANA! MAHALO GEORDON FOR STAYING HOME AND REPRESENTING THE STATE OF HAWAII!! ANOTHER PROUD SON OF HAWAII! I'M GLAD I GOT TO TRAVEL ALONG SIDE THE TEAM WHILE YOU WERE THERE ! MAHALO FOR THE GREAT MEMORIES!!DAWG POUND FOR LIFE!!!
on October 2,2012 | 10:19AM
katoosh808 wrote:
May this serve as an "eye-opener" to all the haters out there. These young men represent the team, the university, and our state. They sacrifice their bodies, and play in pain, so that on any given game day, we as fans can have a few hours of entertainment. Win, or lose (no matter how badly, or by how much)....these kids, this team....deserves our support. Geordon, mahalo for choosing to stay home....and represent our state!
on October 2,2012 | 10:21AM
4sanitysake wrote:
Mahalo Mr. Hanohano for all your hard work and dedication to the team over the years. You will be sorely missed on the field! Best of luck on your future endeavors.
on October 2,2012 | 10:24AM
kimo54 wrote:
A wise decision that will eliminate future and long term recurring heath problems and allow Mr. Hanohano to enjoy many years of injury free injuries he would otherwise incur if he remained a Warrior. Your parents must be over the moon. Good luck.
on October 2,2012 | 10:29AM
heluhelu wrote:
"The injury does not require surgery." This not absolutely true. While iit's generally true treatment for brachial plexus injuries ("stingers", "burners") do not require surgery, scar tissue can form during the healing process that may require surgical removal ( http://mayocl.in/QZibPR )
on October 3,2012 | 05:42PM
heluhelu wrote:
"This [is] not absolutely true. While [it's] generally true ..."
on October 3,2012 | 05:43PM
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