There are very few injuries in sports that are more terrifying than those involving the blade of a hockey skate. In a recent Ligue Nord-Americaine de Hockey (LNAH) game in Quebec, a player named Sebastian Courcelles took a skate to the face that left him with with a gash that is not for the squeamish. Courcelles’ face looked like it was straight out of a horror movie, and one of his teammates nearly passed out when seeing the wound.
Below you will see an uncensored version of the gash. If you have a weak stomach, you’ve been warned. This is really, really bad:
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Courcelles’ brother and teammate Simon, who is also a firefighter, said he knew instantly that the injury was bad and needed attention.
“He shouted to put pressure on my cheek,” Sebastian recalled his brother saying, via Le Journal De Quebec. ”He then said to call the ambulance… at that time, I told myself that it must not be pretty.”
After a two-hour operation that required plenty of stitches, Courcelles is sure to be left with quite the scar.
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And yes, he’s still a hockey player. Despite the fact that his face looked like it belonged in the movie “Saw” a few days ago, Courcelles is aiming to return to the ice on Friday. We have seen some horrible cuts cause by skates to the face over the years, but this has to be the worst.
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