Playing in the NHL has its many benefits, but it is also one of most violent sports out there. You’ll get some nasty scrapes and cuts which is the nature of a sport where players skate around on razor-sharp blades.
Nick Paul, a forward for the Binghamton Senators in the AHL, found out the dangers of the sport when he got his arm sliced open during play.
Tough to see, but one of the Crunch players take a tumble and his skate blade catches Nick Paul on the wrist pic.twitter.com/mJzVaDBYgF
— Jeremy Houghtaling (@JGHoughtaling) November 27, 2016
And here’s the result:
WARNING: Image below is graphic in nature.
Ouch. Double ouch. These types of photos are always tough to digest, not because they are so graphic, but because they happen so often in hockey. The sport is damn tough to play and the amount of punishment the players endure is out of this world. It is no wonder that player safety is the priority for the league right now.