Friday, April 28, 2017

Look at my Bruise

I got hit in the upper thigh with a slapshot Monday night.  The inner upper thigh, specifically.  In an area where hockey pants have no padding, and for good reason, since most people are facing the shots that they are blocking.  The fronts of hockey pants have plenty of padding in the front for just that reason.  I didn't get hit in the front because I had been turned looking at the right-side point, and when the pass went across to the left-side point, I turned my upper body, but not my lower.  I didn't think there was going to be a shot.  There was.  I blocked it.  It really hurt.

It felt like someone had slapped down on my inner thigh as hard as they could and then squeezed with all their might for the next five minutes.  A Ukrainian Horse Bite that lasted far longer than anyone should have to endure.  There was a great deal of cursing after we cleared the zone and I reached the bench.  It was ok, though, as things could have been way worse had the shot risen higher.  Count your blessings, right?

Anyway, now it's Friday, so I want to share my bruise with the world.  The camera on my phone sucks, which may have to do with the scratches all over the lens, so I enhanced the image contrast slightly using the Sunset filter in Fotor.


I have no idea how the back of my leg looks so much worse than where the puck actually hit, but I'm not a doctor, so I'm just going to assume this is normal.  It is, right?  If it's not, I'll be sure to post updates from the hospital.

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