Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My very first sports injury!

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 Yesterday was an amazing day. We won our second field hockey game, two in a row! (We only played two games and won both of them.) I had so much fun and even got my first sports injury, YAY!!! Officially my first because getting injured at practice doesn't count (If it does, then scrapping my knee was my first). Field hockey is my favorite sport in the world now... more than badminton. I can't believe it.

Getting injured is part of the sports experience. It makes it more real, tangible and memorable or maybe that's just me. It wasn't a major injury so I can gladly celebrate...but my mom freaked out, like moms always do :). This is why I never tell my parents if I get minor bruises and scratches since parents usually worry too much! but my sister let it slip.

And it's a little embarrassing since no one expects to get hit in the face at field hockey and yes, everyone saw.

This is what it kinda looked like in the morning, though it's not as prominent like the picture below. It wasn't  that noticeable after I got hit but last night, my sister asked where I got the pink eyeshadow from, since I don't own any! Hell, I don't even have proper eyeshadow. I usually steal hers! That's what sisters are for, right? Anyway, that's when I told her I got hit in the eye with the ball. Her reaction? "Oh my God, you loser!" ;) The "loser" is her emphasizing her concern.  

Image of a typical swollen eye
Another incident is when I didn't yell foul when I should have! I still don't know how to react. When I was reaching for the ball with my stick, a girl from the other team literally grabbed my stick with her arm. I thought, isn't that a foul!? But I carried on, pulling my stick towards me and she let go.All in all, the game was so exciting and fun since we WON anyway! ;) It's more memorable than the first game because of the competitive opponents, the swollen eye and running in my shorts in the heavy snowfall towards the dome. The games take place outdoors inside a huge dome (So technically, indoors?) in the Varsity center in downtown Toronto. GO EAGLES! :)

Do you have any memorable sports injuries?

26 comments:

  1. Congrats on the injury I guess! :P But maybe more important, the victory!

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  2. Good for you. Sports injuries are battle scars and should be worn with pride. I once fractured my wrist and broke my thumb playing in goal in a soccer match but carried on playing to the end. And went to the pub afterwards with the rest of the players. To be honest even though it hurt a lot I didn't know I had fractured bones. And if someone fouls you, don't yell foul. Just foul them back when the ref isn't looking.

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    1. That sounds really painful! But it's admirable that you played till the end :) ..and as for the fouls, yea I need to be more assertive for sure lol

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  3. ooohh, this looks really painful. i hope it doesnt hurt that much :)

    you have a lovely blog, i keep following

    la tiquismiquis
    http://tqsm.blogspot.com

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  4. Congratulations! Take care of You!

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  5. Darn I hope you get better real soon! Take some muli-vitamin pills those always help lol

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    1. I'm feeling great, thank you! It was just a minor injury :) It's no longer swollen or anything now:D

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  6. I love field hockey, play it all the time with my buddies. Don't worry if you are trying to get injured, it is easier than you think :p!

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  7. Congratulations!
    You should be careful in the future.

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  8. Broke both my bones in my left leg playing collegiant wrestling was out of comission for 15months it suckedbut i rehabbed it a lot and when I was back in action i could run a 6:30 mile the first time I was at 100%

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    1. 15 months?! That sounds horrible!! :O Good to know you're back to 100% :)

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  9. Congrats for winning...n hope your eyeshadow goes off soon.....:-)...take care........

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  10. Not really. I was never that much of an athletic individual.

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    1. Maybe you were so good, you never got injured ;)

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  11. awww... hope d eye gets better.. congrats on ur win..
    Chak DE Sujana!!

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  12. Congrats !!! for ur winning game. Hope your eyes get better soon...

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  13. I try and avoid sports as a rule :) hence avoiding sports injuries in the process! Hope your eye is back to normal now :) x

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    1. haha thank you! Yes completely normal now :)

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