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Canadian hockey player takes skate to the face, results in the most ghastly injury ever (NSFW photo)

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Before anything, please heed this warning: This photo is incredibly disturbing and most certainly is not for the squeamish. Viewer discretion is advised.

Sebastien Courcelles, the captain of Thetford Mines Isothermic, a team that plays in the Quebec’s Ligue Nord-Americaine de Hockey (LNAH), a low-level pro league, suffered a ghastly and horrific injury when a skate blade caught him on the left cheek during a game.

The incident resulted in a gruesome gash on his left cheek, and if the above warning didn’t catch your eye, please let me warn anyone who is quick to revulsion: This is not pretty and most certainly not for the squeamish.

I’ll leave some empty space between the copy here and the photo below, just to give folks one last chance to reconsider.

 

 

 

 

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Good Lord. The Le Journal de Quebec (via Puck Daddy) reports that Courcelles was rushed to the hospital afterward — shocking — and no English-speaking media outlets have picked up the story as it relates to his current condition, although this is what was initially reported:

A disturbing scene occurred in the middle of commitment when the captain Isothermic Sebastien Courcelles, was deeply cut on the left cheek by a skate. Bleeding profusely, Courcelles quickly left the ice surface.

According to information obtained, the striker Isothermic was taken to hospital and his condition was stable. It was unclear, however, whether sufficient stitches to close the wound or if surgery would be necessary.

My guess is he’s okay. Well, as okay as someone can be who had a rather large hunk of skin flayed off his face by a razor sharp skate blade. Yeesh.

UPDATE: Barstool Sports posted a photo of what Courcelles’ face looked like after he was stitched-up:

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Yamma-freaking-hamma. Nightmare fuel, man. A couple more stitches about his forehead and he would look like Dr. Frankenstein got a hold of him. Jesus.

[H/T Eye on Hockey, via Deadspin]

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