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For example, the compound fracture of Joe Theismann's leg obviously created a substantial risk of death, serious personal disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ.
A post-mortem revealed he died of a suspected compound fracture of his skull.
Though it's true that a compound fracture is also made up of two words.
Williams, who was taken to Cheltenham General Hospital, suffered a compound fracture in two places on his left arm and a small fracture in the right arm, injuries that are likely to keep him off the racecourse for some time.
The 31-year-old Fiat Yamaha rider finished an incredible fourth at the twisty Sachsenring circuit just six weeks after suffering an horrific compound fracture of his right shin during practice for the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello.
A fourth-placed finish capped an amazing comeback weekend from Rossi, who had qualified fifth on Saturday, exactly six weeks after suffering a compound fracture of his right shin in an horrific highside in Italian Grand Prix practice at Mugello.
The 31-year-old Italian star intends to be back on his bike for this weekend's round of racing in Germany after fully recovering from the compound fracture.
The seven-time MotoGP world champion had been expected to be on the sidelines for three or four months after suffering the compound fracture to his shin, although he had spoken of a desire to return to racing at next month's Czech Grand Prix at Brno.
The 25-year-old Croatia international was expected be out for more than a year after suffering a double compound fracture of the left leg in a tackle from Birmingham's Martin Taylor in February.
The injury was almost identical to the compound fracture suffered by Coventry City defender David Busst four years earlier and, despite a brave battle, Nilis was forced to retire in January 2001.
Newell said: 'Markus had a compound fracture of the fibula.
LONG BEACH -- Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak couldn't have been more concerned when he got a call Monday from a friend telling him forward Brian Cook had suffered a compound fracture of his right hand.