Found October 27, 2013 on Fightin For Philly:

After a gruesome injury in the Flyers’ 2-1 win over the Rangers last Thursday, Max Talbot skated off the ice while Flyers fans held their breath. However, it seems he was lucky — or just very good at instincually protecting himself. As Talbot explains, he shockingly did not  suffer a concussion, and only missed time to recover from a messed up nose and some muscle aches. You can see Talbot’s article in his native French here. Honestly, Talbot is a very visual and pretty skilled writer. Had he not been making millions of dollars every year to play a game, he very well could have found himself writing for a substantially less monetary gain about the same sport. Obviously there are some grammar points lost in transition, but it’s easy to get a good idea of Talbot’s writing style and what exactly he wants to convey. Here’s the translated version of the article: Hard October, but the wind would it spinning in our favor ? I have two good reasons to believe . Thursday , we faced the Rangers in Philadelphia after a break of several days. An important match for both teams . As the Blue Shirts were a disappointing start to the season . We have not had a lot of bounces ( rebounds) for us since the beginning of the season. But now, in the third period , when we were shorthanded , and while we were doing 2-1 , the Rangers were denied a goal (which would indeed have been good ) . We played a good game and we won ( 2-1 ) . But the victory may have cost me dear . Late in the second period, I had quite a scare ! In pursuit of a loose puck in the neutral zone , Benoit Pouliot and I got in touch . I lost my balance and hit the tape, face first , at high speed . You’ve probably seen the pictures . Pouliot received a five-minute penalty and was ejected from the game . But I do not think he had bad intentions, he wanted to hurt me. Hockey is a fast and sometimes dangerous sport. How it goes in the head of a player during those few seconds? Quickly. It goes fast … The washer is free. “Move your feet, I tell myself . Protects the puck … ” Pouliot is behind me. His shoulder . I lose my balance . ” Oh, oh … ” The tape. ” Protect yourself , Max ! ” Too late. It bleeds … And it hurts ! After watching the recovery, I think my shoes have almost hit my helmet (And I ‘m not the most flexible athlete ! ) The locker room , a doctor examines my facial injury, another makes sure I have all my head! ” Do you feel your extremities, Max? Do you know where you are? ” Yes, doc . Thereafter , it takes me to a room with specialist concussions . I pass a series of tests . He submits me questions of memory, made ​​me read the numbers as soon as possible and made ​​me do balance exercises . I pass all these tests successfully. I feel good . My nose is covered in bandages . During those long minutes , I hope with all my heart that my team take the numerical advantage to score. But mostly, I think my fiancee . And my future baby … What stress for her to see me hit the tape from the stands , and then disappear in pain in the corridor , surrounded by team doctors . More fear than harm. I am leaving for a messed up nose ( goodbye my modeling career ) and muscle aches . Ready for the third period … You can see the GIF version of his injury at the top of the article. It really is incredible that he didn’t suffer a worse injury because he was so vulnerable.

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