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MAR 17, 2023 (11:27 PM)
Capitals Defenseman Discusses Missing Ovi's Milestone Amid Recovery from Broken Skull and Severed Ear
Carlson to Return
Luckily for the Capitals, their #1 defenseman will return soon from his injuries to the head.
While it is unlikely that the Capitals make the playoffs, it will be nice to have Carlson's presence back.
Whether Carlson is a trade piece, or a part of the Capitals retool, he is much more valuable healthy.
Injury Details Revealed
Carlson's injury was very serious.
He commented on it once he was healthy enough:
«I just got struck by lightning,»
«That's the only way to describe it. The pain was unbearable, I thought I wasn't going to make it.»
He suffered from a fractured skull, and a severed temporal artery.
John Carlson suffered a fractured skull and a severed temporal artery when he was struck by a slap shot on Dec. 23. Three long months later, the #Caps' No. 1 defenseman is nearing a return, perhaps as soon as next week.
Here are some pictures of Carlson's injury (Warning: Graphic)
With your ear back on 🙈, you came home from the hospital & did it all,» Gina Carlson said on Instagram. She later added, «Your strength doesn't even come close to your heart and the husband and dad you are.»
It's safe to say that Carlson has been through a lot. His dedication to the game is unwavering, however, and he hopefully has many great years ahead of him.
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