I know its a personal choice, but for me it was an easy one. I wanted to save my eyes; thats pretty much it.
That was Columbus Blue Jackets winger Nick Foligno, explaining in the simplest terms his choice to wear a visor when he plays hockey. For him, its all about trying to avoid a catastrophic eye injury that in most cases is avoidable if a visor is worn.
My eyes are something Ill never get back, said Foligno. You can get injured or cut just about anywhere else, but your eyes are the most important thing, and I cant imagine not doing something to protect them. And as much as you play physical, there are so many things you cant control in a game, like sticks and pucks. You know, just that one split second that maybe youre turned the wrong way, and you dont have a visor on, those things can hit you. Youve seen that in the past, and Id hate to be the one that has that happen because I didnt wear a visor.
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