Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk up and breaks his forearm. Or should I say, more specifically that Brandon Dubinsky of the New York Rangers breaks Johnny’s forearm.
Anyone knows that hockey players are notorious for taking a puck to the face, maybe losing a few teeth, getting stitched up and getting back on the ice without missing a shift and kudos to Johnny for trying to stick it out for the rest of the game. But it turns out that having your ulna cracked in two sort of messes with your game, especially that whole gripping-the-stick-and-shooting-the-puck thing.
Today at practice, Johnny had the chance to talk to the press. Watch this video. Trust me. It’s adorable.
So there are so many things I LOVE about this video – his beanie, the scruff, the surprising adorable Edmontonian accent. Then of course, there are those unruly eyebrows that frame his baby blues and the fact that he wants to get a green cast (why not a black and yellow one, Johnny?) But what makes this video so endearing is that you can tell that he’s seriously disappointed that he can’t play.
Like totes seriously. Sure, he might be joking and trying to play it cool on the outside but you know that on the inside, he is a sad panda bear. He’s like a kid who finally built up the courage to ask the prettiest girl in his junior high to dance, but she said no, so he’s trying to play it all cool, when all he wants to do is run into the bathroom and cry.
So for the next four weeks, Johnny will be on the couch, probably eating Totino’s pizza rolls, watching re-runs of “Dirty Jobs.” Let’s just hope and pray that he doesn’t spend it growing one of these…
Creepiest. Stache. Ever.