Pics: Ice-hockey player suffers horrendously dislocated finger after taking a puck to hand 8 years ago

Pics: Ice-hockey player suffers horrendously dislocated finger after taking a puck to hand

We’re no doctors or anything but fingers just aren’t supposed to bend that way. Ugh.

Because of the physical, confrontational and often violent nature of the sport and because, eh, every player is carrying a large stick, ice-hockey players are often more prone to injury than participants in a lot of other sports.

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A dislocated finger might seem like small fry compared to some of the more brutal injuries suffered on the ice over the years, but you’ll rarely, if ever, see a finger quite as dislocated as the one belonging to Adam Burish of the San Jose Sharks after he blocked a shot in a clash against the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzjlKKkPvmo

Burish skated off the ice almost immediately after being floored by a quite powerful effort that was on its way goalwards and it soon became clear exactly why he was in such a rush to get off…

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Bad as that picture looks, it is perhaps this slightly grainier one that truly highlights the extent of the injury...

 

At least Burish himself saw the funny side.

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We should have said this at the top of the piece, but we really hope you weren't eating your lunch while reading this one. Oh well...

Hat-tip: Deadspin