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Jersey Wing

QMJHL player loses a finger blocking a shot

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Honestly, I'm not sure how he possibly could have lost his finger when he had both his gloves on during the slap shot. Would be interested to read an updated article on the incident.

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How would you like to be that trainer at the end who has to fish the players finger out of his glove? Gross

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Gloves are not that heavy-duty. It's not surprising at all that an 80-90mph slap shot can do that kind of damage to a finger if it gets pinched between the puck and stick. The foam (and maybe plastic) will give enough for that to happen.

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Gloves are not that heavy-duty. It's not surprising at all that an 80-90mph slap shot can do that kind of damage to a finger if it gets pinched between the puck and stick. The foam (and maybe plastic) will give enough for that to happen.

Well yeah the entire glove isn't heavy duty, but the front of the glove certainly is. And the angle he was standing looked like the front of the glove was area exposed. It must have made impact on the side of the glove.

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Well yeah the entire glove isn't heavy duty, but the front of the glove certainly is. And the angle he was standing looked like the front of the glove was area exposed. It must have made impact on the side of the glove.

Like I said, gloves are not THAT heavy duty. They're nylon, foam, maybe plastic, and synthetic leather, with a finger in the middle, holding a graphite stick. That will not completely prevent the injury that occurred. In the updated article, it said he did NOT lose his finger, but the tip was split wide open. Most likely a pressure cut... which will happen when you shoot a chunk of vulcanized rubber with that much force and hit someone's gloved hand, even if it's dead on the padding.

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Glad he didn't lose it but I think people are really underestimating the amount of damage a puck shot by pros/semipros can do. The thing is there are more protective gloves out there the downside is they aren't very comfortable to wear.

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Slap shots can break your fingers, not shocking it can rip fingers off.

Depending on how severe the breakage is, those sharp bone fragments have to go somewhere.

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He lost the tip of his finger. (not his whole finger as the thread title implies)

Still sucks no doubt, but definitely nowhere close to as bad as actually losing a whole finger.

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