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Rangers TV reporter John Giannone bloodied after taking puck to face (Video)

John Giannone puck faceNew York Rangers reporter John Giannone took a puck to the face toward the end of the second period in the Rangers’ 4-1 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday, and the man handled it like a champion.

Rangers defenseman Marc Staal was looking to dump the puck in but it cleared the boards and landed in the area separating the teams’ benches where Giannone stands for his reports. Giannone was nailed squarely in the bridge of the nose and began bleeding, but he took it like a champ. The guy didn’t even stop broadcasting, and instead received treatment while on air for MSG.

Giannone seemed to be doing just fine after the game. He was cracking jokes on Twitter and sharing some self-deprecating humor. Check out his exchange with Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto:

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Avalanche C John Mitchell’s face has taken a beating this season (Picture)

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The Colorado Avalanche have played only three games this season, but center John Mitchell looks like he is preparing for Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals. We’re not referring to his play, which has been solid so far with two goals and two assists through three games. We’re talking about his face.

As you can see from the photo above that Mike Chambers of the Denver Post shared on Twitter, Mitchell’s face is quickly starting to look like he rolled off a jagged 40-foot cliff and somehow survived the fall. According to Chambers, the 28-year-old left Thursday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets after taking a puck to the forehead on his second shift of the game. The gash required 10 stitches to close, but Mitchell was able to return to the game and score an insurance goal in the third period to put Colorado up 3-0 en route to a 4-0 victory.

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Nonito Donaire recovering from nasty cut on his knuckle (Picture)

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Nonito Donaire took a major gamble when he decided to fight Jorge Arce on Saturday in Houston.

The Filipino Flash busted up his knuckle during his 9th-round TKO win over Toshiaki Nishioka on October 13. The cut on Donaire’s knuckle on his left hand was so bad one could see blood through his hand wraps. It required eight stitches to close.

Donaire only gave himself just over two months between fights, which hardly seems like enough time to allow such a severe injury to heal. Luckily for Nonaire, the knuckle didn’t seem to bother him on Saturday. He demolished Arce with a third-round KO.

Donaire said after the fight that he had to take it easy during his training because of the knuckle.

“When we sparred, we didn’t really go hard in our sparring except for the last one to try it out,” Donaire told HBO’s Larry Merchant. “We were kind of nervous going into this fight.”

In the video below, you can see Donaire getting stitches on the knuckle:

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Bode Miller accidentally mangles his wife Morgan’s eye with a golf ball (Picture)

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If Bode Miller’s wife chose to never play golf again in her life, no one would blame her. Morgan Miller, a professional volleyball player who was formerly known as Morgan Beck, decided to play a little golf on Wednesday with her Olympic gold medalist husband. Things did not go as planned.

According to Morgan’s Twitter account, Bode accidentally drilled her with what she described as a “160 mph line drive” to the left eye. Fortunately she was wearing sunglasses, which absorbed some of the blow and left her with 50+ stitches and a temporary loss of vision rather than blindness in her left eye and possibly worse. For those of you who have strong stomachs, the uncensored version of the photo you see above is after the jump.

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Hockey player Craig Peacock suffers awful cut after skate to the face (Pictures)

There is nothing pleasant about taking a hockey skate to the face, and we have seen several gruesome examples of that over the years. The gentleman you see above is Craig Peacock of the Belfast Giants. That was the photo he tweeted last week after doctors successfully used 29 stitches to close the gash a skate left on his upper lip.

If you think that’s nasty, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Those of you who are squeamish and/or have a weak stomach should probably refrain from jumping ahead, because Peacock also shared a photo of the injury before it was stitched up. It’s worse than you would imagine. Best of luck…

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Willie Young considered amputating finger after this nasty injury (Picture)

Detroit Lions defensive end Willie Young mangled his finger so badly while making a tackle a few weeks ago that he actually considered amputating it.

Young says the injury occurred when he made a tackle on Green Bay Packers running back James Starks during a Week 11 loss. He says it hurt after the tackle, but he didn’t remove his glove to investigate it because he was fearful of how badly it would look. He taped it up and kept playing, and it wasn’t until the game ended that he finally removed the glove to see what it looked like.

According to Justin Rogers of MLive.com, the finger injury went to the bone and damaged some tendons and nerves. Young says the pain was incredible and nearly a 10 on a scale of 1-10, but he hid it from the team for a few weeks.

“Yeah, they were talking about cutting it off because it’s cut down to the bone, hit a couple nerves, stuff like that,” Young told reporters.

Young says he will continue to play through the pain before seeing a hand specialist after the season is over. What a tough guy.

Below is a photo of the nasty injury. Be warned — it is nasty:

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Georgia Southern CB Valdon Cooper suffers disgusting finger injury (Picture)

That, my friends, looks like a clean break or dislocation. Georgia Southern cornerback Valdon Cooper appeared to suffer an incredibly gruesome finger injury during his team’s 45-14 loss to Georgia on Saturday afternoon. They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, and that phrase certainly applies here. There isn’t much commentary I can add to a finger that is pointing at a full 90-degree angle.

I don’t know what it is about the past week, but we have seen some nasty injuries all across the sports world. Between the MMA’s fighter’s gnarly broken toe, the UPenn quarterback’s fractured ankle and now Cooper’s jacked up finger, there have been more than enough bends and breaks this week to make your stomach turn.

H/T @bubbaprog for the photo