New York Rangers Player Marc Staal Took a Slap Shot to the Eye [VIDEO]
In case you missed it, Marc Staal of the New York Rangers took a slap shot to the EYE in a hockey game against the Flyers Tuesday night.
First it deflected off someone's stick, which didn't slow it down much. Then it hit him directly in the right eye. He went down immediately, and started flailing around on the ice, which is understandable when you see the video.
According to the team, he's out indefinitely. But his doctors are optimistic he'll make a full recovery.
The incident has also reignited the debate over whether hockey players should be REQUIRED to have face masks on their helmets. It makes sense after watching something like this. Lets hope something is done before someone is fatally injured.
The video shows the shot from a bunch of different angles. The best one is at :58.