Monday, February 11, 2008

One Of The Worst Hockey Injuries Ever

On a serious note, Florida Panthers forward Richard Zednik required lifesaving surgery after severing his carotid artery. Can you imagine that? Richard almost had his throat slit by a metal blade.

Zednik is recovering at a Buffalo hospital. Zednick lost a drastic amount of blood Sunday during the game against the Sabres. He accidentally was sliced across the right side of the throat by teammate Olli Jokinen's skate.

"The surgery was successful and he's resting comfortably in the hospital," Panthers spokesman Brian Goldman said.

Canada's Sportsnet cable-TV network reported on its Web site that the skate blade just missed cutting the jugular vein.

Blood gushed from Zednik's neck after he was hurt midway through the third period of Buffalo's 5-3 victory, creating a frightening moment that delayed the game for about 15 minutes. There was also a brief discussion about postponing the game altogether.

You can't blame the brutality hockey for this type of injury. It was a freak and unfortunate accident.

Here's the video and post-game interviews for anyone who isn't squeamish:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

that sucks