Report: John Carlson suffered a fractured skull and severed temporal artery after taking slap shot to the head
The Washington Capitals have been without star defenseman John Carlson since December 23 when the veteran blueliner took a direct slap shot to the head from Winnipeg Jets rearguard Brenden Dillon.
Carlson immediately left the game, bleeding profusely on the ice. He has not played a game since, leaving the team without their number one defenseman for 34 games and counting. Months after the injury, Carlson has inched towards recovery. He accompanied the team for part of their western road trip, and began to practice with the team in a no-contact jersey last week.
Now, Tarik El-Bashir, via a report in The Athletic, has revealed the extent of Carlson’s injury. The details are pretty scary.
By Chris Cerullo and Katie Adler 2 weeks ago