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Re(1): Jai-alai Injuries

Posted on August 7, 2013 at 07:48:41 AM by Mark K.

13 stitches just above my left eye playing with my friends in Jersey City when the pelota bounced errantly off a metal post while I was a spectator!!! The blood was gushing all over my face! I drove back to Brooklyn to have the wound stitched (I trusted Methodist Hospital in Park Slope) and went to the ER with blood still pouring out of the cut. When I went to the triage nurse, my eye still bleeding copiously, the nurse asked me what my problem was. I couldn't stand the ridiculousness of the obvious situation so I told her I had sprained my ankle! This is a true story and I have related it to my friends many times over the years.
By the way, I have no idea why I just didn't go to a hospital in Jersey Cit that day.

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