Just caught this quickly in passing today, but apparently there was a scary and gruesome injury in an NCAA game last night. From some of the reports I've seen and read, it appears as though defenceman Will Weber, a member of Miami University (Ohio), had his neck sliced open by a skate in their win over Northern Michigan. The RedHawks' assistant captain was opened up accidentally by a Northern Michigan player's skate, and had to be rushed to the hospital. This kind of story brings back memories of a couple of gruesome injuries that I've witnessed. The man to the left is Clint Malarchuk, and his injury was horrific. The second man was Richard Zednik, and Zednik's injury was downright scary.
Kids and parents, if you're squeamish, I recommend not sticking around for the videos below.
Here is Clint Malarchuk's injury.
And we'll follow that up with Richard Zednik's injury.
Godspeed to Will Weber, and here's hoping he makes a full and speedy recovery. I'll update Will's condition in the coming days, but injuries like these will take time to heal. All the best to Will and his family in a time like this.
Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!