Hockey star suffers gruesome face injury

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Minor-league hockey star Sebastian Courcelles suffered a horrific cut to his face while playing for Thetford Mines Isothermic in Quebec, reports the Daily Mail.

Courcelles picked up the horror injury when an opponent's skates sliced his face.

The accident left Courcelles' teammates in shock and even made fellow Thetford Mines Isothermic star Bobby Baril come close to fainting.

Courcelles picked up the injury while playing in the Ligue Nord-Americane de Hockey (LNAH) against Trois Vikings.

After being hit by Jean-Michel Bolduc's boot, Courcelles fell straight to the floor before being treated by his brother Simon.

Speaking on the incident, Courcelles said: "My brother shouted to put pressure on my cheek.

"He then said to call the ambulance... at that time, I told myself that it must not be pretty."

Courcelles needed a four-hour operation and he has admitted he was petrified when he looked at his reflection in the mirror for the first time since the injury.

Despite his horror injury, Courcelles has declared he is keen on making a comeback at the end of the week.

"My goal is to play on Friday with a full face shield," he concluded.

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