A few weeks ago I got a bump on the head and needed some stitches. Well, it was a little more than a bump, it was a rather hard smash. It left a pretty good scar, but the medical student who stitched it up was good and it's the best it can be. It was pretty hard to take pictures of the stitches, Julie had to help me out quite a bit. Here are my first (pretty pathetic) attempts:
OK, smile for us, there you go:
Wow, that's a lot of acreage on the noggin there!!
By this point I'm cracking myself up the pictures look so weird. I felt like I had an alien forehead...
Anyway, you get the point. In those photos you can still see some of the bruising that came along with the impact. All in all though, it was not as bad as it looked. I never got a headache, never lost consciousness, no CAT scans or eyeball tests. Overall I would not suggest it as a form of recreation, but not at all the worst soccer injury ever.