Petros Papadakis: "It hurts to talk..."
[UPDATE: a doctor indeed calls in, informs Petros he has likely distressed a minor blood vessel, and advises the audience not to suppress sneezes.]
"I have had few vocal problems to speak of as I've been so loud..." Petros Papadakis tells his FoxSports radio audience today. "My father said, 'you are Greek, you can yell all day.' I had a really nice Saturday...at UCLA...so Saturday night I'm at the house...and we have listeners who are doctors...you're buddy P has a bit of a sneezing attack...I held my sneeze in...and it blew my throat. It blew the left side of my throat...and then it became very difficult to talk or swallow...you can see that there's now this big dark bruise on my neck...it hurts to talk...If it were just a sore throat...but it's like a hernia of the neck...it felt like someone was taking a flame thrower to the inside of my neck...you know, when you cringe like a little bitch...maybe there's a doctor in our national audience that can help me."
Or if there's a doctor in ours, please consider helping out Petros. But know this much also, which Petros isn't telling:
A week ago Friday, Papadakis confessed to a sore throat. In fact, he expressed some fear about participating in a dunk tank on behalf of his father's friend, City Attorney Carmen Trutanich's private employee picnic.
I don't know if he participated or not, but I do know his condition has been around for at least nine days now. Papadakis made no reference to the dunk tank today, nor the preceding sore throat condition, on his radio show. But he's asking for help nonetheless. So if you're a doctor--consider that plea an earnest one.