Sunday, April 30, 2006

Horrible Soccer Injury!

Allright, so it's not really horrible. Or even an injury for that matter. But look, you can see the seams of the ball imprinted into my leg.

It's funny. You know how usually when you get hit, it hurts really bad for a few days whenever you touch it but it doesn't leave a mark? God I hate that, because it's like you're whining about an injury you don't really have because people can't see it.

In the case of the soccer ball imprint, it stung pretty bad when I got whacked, and there are still red lines and bruise marks on my leg where the seams were on the ball, but oddly, it doesn't hurt. No internal brusing at all. It's like skin injury.

I'll take what I can get.

I was hoping there would be another similar mark on my right arm from when I body blocked a different flying pass. It hurt pretty bad, but alas, it left no lasting imprint.

That's my contribution to defense: Block the ball with my soft tissue and hope it bounces off me in the general direction of our goal. (Being that I have no dribbling, running or technical soccer skills.)


Craig said...

Kind of looks like a close up of Jesus' face to me.

Maybe you can sell your knee on ebay, or get people to make a shrine to your knee with candles and stuff.

You better hurry though, the image of Christ in hematoma form will not last long.

big bri said...

Don't worry, there are still 7 more games...plenty of opportunities for more battle scars. By the end of the season you'll laugh at little nicks like this

Gina said...

If a grilled cheese with the image of the Virgin Mary can fetch $28,000 on ebay, how much do you think I could get for a hematoma image of Jesus' face left on my knee by a soccer ball?

Like, $9? 'Cause that would be pretty sweet.

craig said...

Starting bid: $5.00, No Reserve!

BUY IT NOW: $9.99

craig said...

You know, on second thought, that may just be old Jerry Garcia. Sorry, babe.

Gina said...

Damn it! Jerry Garcia won't fetch nearly as much money as the Virgin.