exigency \EK-suh-jun-see; ig-ZIJ-un-see\, noun:
1. The quality or state of requiring immediate aid or action; urgency.
2. A case demanding immediate action or remedy; a pressing or urgent situation.
3. That which is demanded or required in a particular situation -- usually used in the plural.
Though Jennings Hester's move to medical scholarship is based on a real, re-occurring injury, I'm sure certain, scurrilous bloggers would rather believe it's an unjust dismissal rooted in the exigencies of the scholarship numbers.