Miami U’s Will Weber Has Neck Sliced By Skate (Pic)
If minor hockey leagues around North America were looking for a face to help promote the use of neck guards, they may have found their man.
Miami University defenseman Will Weber was on the receiving end of an unfortunate incident over the weekend that saw him suffer a frightening laceration to his neck after the skate of a Northern Michigan University player sliced him just below his jaw bone, from ear to chin.
Officials stopped the game with 2:59 left in the first period and sent the teams to their respective locker rooms for an early first intermission. A Miami University spokesperson said that Weber did suffer a sliced artery, but was awake and alert when he arrived at McCullough Hyde Hospital. He was later transported to a Cincinnati hospital where he underwent surgery and received 100 stitches and 15 staples before being released.
Thankfully, it appears as though the Columbus Blue Jackets’ 2007 second round pick will be just fine following this frightening incident. And after seeing the end result, perhaps neck guards in hockey aren’t such a bad idea.
Hat Tip – [Puck Daddy]