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QUALITY OF LIFE INDEX: Our times as told by statistics

6

Number of days Buccaneers quarterback Chris Simms spent at St. Joseph's Hospital after emergency spleen surgery after the Bucs' loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sept. 24.

11

Number of days after the surgery until Simms felt comfortable enough to speak publicly about his injury.

150-200

Weight, in grams, of a healthy adult spleen.

400-425

Weight, in grams, of an NFL football.

25-30

Percent of abdominal trauma injuries that result in a spleen injury.

3:2

The ratio of blunt spleen injuries in men to those occurring in women.

3

Number of pints of blood Simms said he lost because of his ruptured spleen.

4.23

Number of pints in a two-liter bottle.

1

Number of liters of blood in the spleen at any given time.

350

Approximate number of liters of blood that pass through the spleen each day.

6

Number of bags of blood Simms said he had "pumped back into me."

10

Number of pounds Simms believes he lost in hospitalization and recovery.

$7,500

Amount of money the NFL fined the Panthers' Al Wallace for the tackle believed to have caused Simms' spleen to rupture.

Compiled by Jay Cridlin.

Sources: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, eMedicine.com, the Physics Factbook, the Official NFL Encyclopedia.

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