Red Wings Forward Drew Miller Takes Skate to Face (Video + Pic)
Detroit Red Wings forward Drew Miller is an extremely lucky man.
That probably sounds strange to you, seeing as how his face was slashed open by a hockey skate on Tuesday night. But when you consider the fact that the skate whacked him right across the right eye, and when you see the grisly photo of the scar below, you will understand.
The scary incident occurred early in the Wings-Senators game at Joe Louis Arena. After a faceoff in the Red Wings’ zone, Miller rushed to the faceoff dot to join a scrum for the puck. However, just as he did so, Ottawa’s Mark Stone lost his balance, and his skate came up and slashed Miller across the face.
Take a look at the video. Amazingly, it doesn’t show any blood. But it might still make you a little uneasy:
As you can see, Miller got off the ice immediately, and he did not return to the game. When you see the gruesome photo of Drew Miller’s stitches, you’ll understand why.
Hockey players are extremely tough, but not even they can play through something that traumatic. As you can tell from the stitches, Drew Miller is very lucky there was no damage to the eye itself. A few more millimeters and his career would be over.
Hat Tip – [Sportsnet]