John Carlson’s ear had to be reattached after he took a slap shot to the head
John Carlson has not played in a game or skated with the Capitals since absorbing a Brenden Dillon slap shot to the side of the head on December 23. Carlson was immediately transported to the hospital that night and released on Christmas Eve.
While the Capitals have said officially that Carlson is out long-term, little is known about the scary upper-body injury John suffered. Carlson bled profusely after being struck in the head, but in a Christmas day photo posted by his wife Gina, he appeared to have no visible wounds or stitches.
Now, in a birthday post published by Gina on Instagram, Carlson’s injury is becoming more clear.
Warning: The description of Carlson’s injury may be disturbing to some.
By Ian Oland 5 months ago