Buffalo Sabres defenseman Christian Ehrhoff is the latest pro athlete to post a photo of his gruesome injury to social media.
Ehrhoff, 31, suffered an ear injury after being struck by a puck during the Sabres’ 5-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday night, For The Win reports. The impact was so severe that it tore completely through his earlobe, splitting the appendage in half.
As it turns out, Ehrhoff’s injury is exactly as graphic as it sounds. Early Monday morning, he took to Twitter to post “before” and “after” photos of his damaged ear. “WARNING, graphic images!” he wrote, along with the hashtags “puck to ear,” “tough day at the office” and “great job doc.”
The procedure to repair the ear required 40 stitches, the Sabres defenseman notes. It’s unclear if Ehrhoff will miss any of the teams’ upcoming games.
Ehrhoff’s ear photos were a big hit on Twitter. By Monday afternoon, the post had received more than 1,700 retweets and over 1,000 favorites.
The German-born player’s Twitter post came just days after Mitch Callahan, a Detroit Red Wings prospect, pulled a similar stunt. On April 2, an errant puck struck Callahan in the mouth, knocking out several of his teeth and causing extensive bleeding.
Callahan was taken to a local hospital for treatment, but not before he posted a photo of his severely damaged mouth to his Twitter account. Like Ehrhoff’s picture, Callahan’s tweet went viral, garnering more than 7,000 retweets.
Ehrhoff’s ear photo tweet can be viewed below. Warning: the photos are extremely graphic.
— Christian Ehrhoff (@TheRealHoff10) April 7, 2014