day 1619 – shattered thumb 

a blocked shot did all the damage. took it directly off my thumb and immediately confident it was broken but kept playing since there’s no confirmation. i couldn’t put my bottom hand on the stick, but i continued onward and eventually put one into the net. although netting the goal should not be my main focus now, it was definitely the saving grace of the game ending injury. i tend to downplay the pain so the pain cannot be seen through me. two hospitals and four hours later, the hand specialist decided i can have a splint without immediate surgery. i’m more disappointed of the length i’ll be out and not the pain or discomfort that comes with