The Week contest: Rock injury
This week's question: Rock-guitar virtuoso Steve Vai needed finger surgery because he held the same complex chord for 20 minutes during a practice session. "I had to put my thumb in this really weird position," explained Vai, 60. Please come up with a medical term to describe an injury suffered while pushing rock guitar to its physical limits.
THE WINNER: "Uncomfortably numb thumb"
Annie Reinertsen, Marquette, Michigan
SECOND PLACE: Purple sprain
Katia Martha, Mill Valley, California
THIRD PLACE: "Metallicarpal tunnel syndrome"
Norm Carrier, Flat Rock, North Carolina
Ken Liebman, Williston, Vermont
Stephen Beebe, Los Altos Hills, California
John Parry, Eldersburg, Maryland
Elliot Chikofsky, Burlington, Massachussets
Ken Kellam III, Dallas
Doug Lindberg, Bradenton, Florida
Kathleen Kelly, Eden Prairie, Minnesota
"Capo tunnel syndrome"
Rick Torrence, The Village, Oklahoma
Morgan Goulet, East Greenwich, Rhode Island
Kenneth Burgan, Grass Valley, California
Joe Ayella, Wayne, Pennsylvania
Tim Mistele, Coral Gables, Florida
Bill Levine, Belmont, Massachussets
David Robak, Neenah, Wisconsin