The Player, January 5th 1912 — HARDEEN Breaks Wrist on Dec 17, laid up

Hardeen wasn’t slipping a pair of handcuffs when he broke his wrist. The Player Newspaper reported that Hardeen broke his wrist on December 17, 1912 while cranking his car.

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I wonder if Hardeen used some Zam-Buk to sooth his pain!

From the Player Newspaper:

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Hardeen , the handcuff man , is in New York , laid up for repairs for a few weeks because of an accident which he suffered Dec . 17 . Hardeen was cranking his automobile when it kicked and broke his wrist . The injured member has been placed in a plaster cast , and it is expected will be strong and sound again in a few weeks.

4 thoughts on “The Player, January 5th 1912 — HARDEEN Breaks Wrist on Dec 17, laid up

  1. I assume it was the Z shape metal crank bar that you had to turn clockwise at the front radiator to start those Model Ts. Wonder what went wrong. Could it have been a fight he got into and hurt his wrist throwing a punch? Hardeen was a scrapper.

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    1. I was thinking the same. My guess is the engine could unexpectedly counter rotate, but I like your theory about Hardeen throwing a punch!

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