Friday, August 08, 2003

I've tried to avoid choosing fictional Amputees of the Week because there are so many great real-life ones about. However, my friend Jo has made a special request so how could I refuse.

In the opening episode of season 9 of ER, arrogant surgeon Dr Robert "Rocket" Romano gets hit by the tail rotor of a helicopter, severing his left arm. It's sewed back on but with his position on the directing staff in jeopardy, his surgical privileges on hold until such time as he may recover, Romano is thrust unwillingly into the role of teacher......

20 episodes later, after all efforts to save the arm fail, Dr romano undergoes an amputation....thus enabling him to qualify as this week's Amputee of the Week.


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