Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 4/5/13
Winnipeg Jets defenseman Zach Redmond is lucky to be alive, and he now has a massive scar to remind him of that on a daily basis. In February, Redmond had his femoral artery slashed by a skate during practice and underwent three-hour emergency surgery. The injury occurred during a practice drill in front of the net, and blood reportedly pooled onto the ice as trainers tended to the 24-year-old. As you might expect, the laceration required a lot of stitches and staples to close. CBS Sports’ Mitch Peacock shared a photo of Redmonds scar on Friday, and it helps give us an idea of just how horrifying the injury must have been. A massive scar like this might look a bit more alarming since it’s on a player’s head, but Redmond’s injury was no less dangerous. We’re glad to see he has recovered nicely and was able to avoid any serious long-term damage. H/T Deadspin Related posts: Kevin Ware gets a new dog and names it ‘Scar’ (Picture) Brandon McCarthy’s scar after brain surgery (Picture) Marlins prospect Jose Fernandez did not know new manager Mike Redmond’s name

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