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Patrick Eaves Suffers Broken Jaw After Taking Puck to the Head (Video)

Unfortunately, Saturday marked the second time in only a few weeks that an NHL player has taken a puck to the face. Unlike the incident with Danielle Paille a little while back, the play that involved Detroit winger Patrick Eaves was accompanied by more brutal results.  Eaves is reportedly going to miss six to eight weeks after undergoing surgery to repair his broken jaw.  Check out this nasty video of Eaves taking a puck to the side of the head:

It’s always scary when something like that happens, and while the injury was horrible it is somewhat of a relief to hear that only his jaw was broken.  When a hockey puck comes flying at a player’s head and hits them in the temple area, there are much scarier consequences that run through your mind.  Here’s hoping Eaves has a full and speedy recovery.


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