Winnipeg’s Zach Redmond shows scar from when femoral artery was cut (Picture)


Winnipeg Jets defenseman Zach Redmond is lucky to be alive, and he now has a massive scar to remind him of that on a daily basis. In February, Redmond had his femoral artery slashed by a skate during practice and underwent three-hour emergency surgery. The injury occurred during a practice drill in front of the net, and blood reportedly pooled onto the ice as trainers tended to the 24-year-old.

As you might expect, the laceration required a lot of stitches and staples to close. CBS Sports’ Mitch Peacock shared a photo of Redmonds scar on Friday, and it helps give us an idea of just how horrifying the injury must have been.

A massive scar like this might look a bit more alarming since it’s on a player’s head, but Redmond’s injury was no less dangerous. We’re glad to see he has recovered nicely and was able to avoid any serious long-term damage.

H/T Deadspin

Alex Ovechkin takes puck to face during practice, gets a nasty cut (Picture)


The only thing worse than taking a puck to the face and gashing your chin open during a game is taking a puck to the face and gashing your chin open during practice. Alex Ovechkin could attest to that, although the Washington Capitals star seemed to take it quite well.

According to the Washington Post, Ovechkin took a puck to the face during Thursday’s practice and had to leave to get it stitched up. As you can see from the photo above, Ovie shared a couple of pictures of the injury on his Twitter account. That one was after he received 22 stitches. This is the before, which was captioned “It’s hockey hahaha.”

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Enes Kanter suffers nasty-looking dislocated shoulder (Picture)


Enes Kanter has one of the best senses of humor in the NBA, but the Utah Jazz center had very little to smile about during his team’s win over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night. Kanter played only three minutes in the game before suffering a dislocated left shoulder. As you can see from the photo above that Deadspin passed along, it did not look comfortable.

Kanter suffered the injury when he collided with Hamed Haddadi. He wanted to stay in the game, but he quickly realized the pain was too great and that something was wrong.

“It disconnected after I fell to the ground and the other guy fell on my arm,” Kanter said, via The Salt Lake Tribune.

It’s probably best to exit the game when your shoulder looks like it’s in danger of popping through your skin. Kanter is usually the guy who says insane things and loves to mess around, but that was one nasty looking shoulder injury. We’ll forgive him for not being in a joking mood on Wednesday.

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)


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)


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)


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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