In another chapter of why hockey players are the toughest athletes in all of sports, a Russian hockey player lost a pint of blood after being sliced by a blade in the neck and will only miss one game.
That's right, one game.
Denis Sokolov, a defenseman for the Yekaterinburg Automobilist of the KHL, was cut in the carotid artery by former NHL player Jan Bulis. Sokolov left the ice with a pool of blood behind him.
Jump ahead to the 1:14 mark for the footage. Not for the squeamish.
Sokolov has said that he will miss the team's next game against Dynamo Moscow on Friday, but will suit up to play against Khanty-Mansiysk on September 20.
Sokolov is very lucky that it wasn't more serious than it was and it goes to show that this accident, although rare, is a part of the game.
This again proves that hockey players are the toughest athletes in the world of sports.