Norwegian teenager Jonas Nyhus Myhre suffered a horror injury after taking a skate blade to the chest during an ice hockey match last week.
Details of the incident
Myhre, 19, was playing for his side Lorenskog against Storhamar on Thursday when he was caught by a stray blade from an opponent.
After taking the blow which he described as like a ‘horse kick’, Myrhe initially tried to play on but he was in too much pain.
He proceeded to lift his shirt to show his team-mates the damage, and they reacted with shock that he had a deep cut where his chest had been split in half.
‘I was very lucky’
Myhre was swiftly transported to hospital where it was established that he had damaged his pectoral muscle, and he needed the muscle and the skin to be sewn back together.
Reflecting on the incident, Myhre said, as quoted by Norwegian outlet Sport Bladet: ‘I had so much adrenaline that I didn’t feel it for the first few minutes. But after about five minutes it started to really hurt and I couldn’t use my chest muscle.’
He also admitted that things could have been even worse if the blade had caught him closer to his heart, as he conceded ‘I was very lucky’.
His horrific injury comes just over a month after American ice hockey player Adam Johnson died following a tragic incident when he was playing for Nottingham Panthers in October.