Michael Grabner suffered a brutal eye injury on Saturday in Arizona’s 6-1 win over the St. Louis Blues, as the Coyotes forward left the game after an errant stick from Sammy Blais hit him in the face.
Oh no, Michael Grabner gets a stick up high from Sammy Blais accidentally. #OurPack pic.twitter.com/cURSbzz4Gn
— Cristiano Simonetta (@CMS_74_) December 2, 2018
After the game, the 31-year-old right winger shared the photo of the injury, and it’s extremely NSFW. So here’s your warning.
Coyotes forward Michael Grabner just posted this photo on Instagram. It's ugly and it's clearly his left eye that took the brunt of Blues forward Sammy Blais' stick. No official update yet from the Coyotes on his prognosis: pic.twitter.com/zhEdu0XBBv
— Craig Morgan (@craigsmorgan) December 2, 2018
Yikes. That’s gruesome. His entire right eye is pink and filled with cuts and blood. Grabner is lucky he didn’t suffer permanent damage. It looks uglier than it is, not that it’s not a serious injury.
As Grabner mentioned in his caption, at least the stache was left untouched. That’d be a serious blow to his swagger. Joking aside, I’m glad Grabner is at home recovering. That’s a scary injury that could have been much, much worse. Hopefully, Grabner steps back on the ice with the Yotes’ sooner than later.