Thomas Esposito, chief of the Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care and Burns in the Department of Surgery at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, said alcohol impairs everything -- from judgment, to reflexes, to balance – and who wants to celebrate Thanksgiving in the emergency room?"
The day before Thanksgiving, nicknamed Black Wednesday, is a time when college kids are home and reunite with friends over beers or alcoholic beverages in bars and restaurants. It is also when many get a jump on the work-free holiday by knocking back a few.
"At Loyola, we will see car injuries, broken bones, cuts, sprains and other results of 'stupid human tricks' that all involve alcohol," Esposito said in a statement. "Black Wednesday is a come-on for turkeys -- and the only turkey I want to see at Thanksgiving is the bird roasted in the oven by my wife."