Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Blues' Enforcer Shows Espn Just How Dangerous He Can Be

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Blues' Enforcer Shows Espn Just How Dangerous He Can Be

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For Wes Edwards of the Blues' sales staff, an ESPN commercial shoot with Tony Twist last week at Kiel Center should have been Edwards' 15 seconds of fame. Instead, it resulted in a trip to the hospital.

Edwards played the foil - a reporter - in a bit with the Blues enforcer to hype a Blues game on ESPN in January. In the bit, Edwards was to ask Twist the origin of his name. Twist was to respond by grabbing Edwards arm and twisting him - get it? - into a half-nelson.

Everything went perfectly until Twist - who was in full uniform and wearing skates - accidentally stepped on the top of Edwards right foot with his skate as he twisted Edwards.

"I looked down and I saw my sock cut open and blood squirting out," Edwards said. "I said, `You got me.' Twister looked down and said, `Yes, I did.' "

Twist quickly grabbed a towel and held it on the wound. Trainer Ray Barile was summoned and discovered that an artery in Edwards' foot had been partially severed.

The wound required five stitches - one to close the artery and four to close the skin. …

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