Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Racquetball is a dangerous sport!

While in Utah (and incidently the day we had scheduled to get grandparent/grandkid photos) my dad came home from work looking like this....

A wildly swung racquet by a fellow racquetball player was to blame for this horrible wounding. My poor dad was very tough about the whole thing, but it sure looked sore.

Here is a close-up on the stitches. I believe it was SEVENTEEN in all.

Stacey had the great idea to get one of these in place of the uncomfortable ice pack.

I added this picture so that you know just how handsome my dad really is :)
The wound is healing really well and last I saw he was just about back to normal.
Nevertheless, for all you who like out! Thank goodness he was wearing his protective goggles.


Lindsay B. said...

that was WITH protective eye wear???

note to self: never play racquetball!

Starley Family said...

I am glad he didn't feel the mask was too feminine (wink wink). Man poor guy. Who would have thought?

Mammy said...

Oh my gosh, that looks horrible! I had it pictured as bad when you were saying what happened, but not that bad. Hopefully he's been healing well and won't have too much of a scar. I feel so bad for him.

Amanda said...

Oh my goodness! Racquetball is dangerous. Jared always comes home with battle wounds, but never that bad! Your poor dad.