Do you see Jock's eye over there in that (inexcusably bad, I know I know... sorry, crappy cell phone camera) picture? And this picture actually shows it looking better than it did. Imagine the white part more of a total dark pink, some bruising beginning under there, and know that the bright red mark looks more like rug burn. Then you'll have a better visual.
And no, before any of you smarty pants out there ask, it was not a result of discovering his texting totals!
That, my friends, is a volleyball injury. Yeah, you heard me. Volleyball. This child, who is seriously poetry in motion on the football field, somehow FAILED TO DUCK when he saw the ball coming at his face yesterday. Coach was only *marginally* less embarrassed for him when it was explained that they weren't actually playing volleyball, but rather kickball--using a volleyball.
We expect injuries on the football field. Heck, depending on how they happened we even brag about them. We can just about determine how well his baseball season will go based on how many times he gets pegged while at bat, or the road rash from sliding into stolen bases. (*side note... Jock actually set a league record last year..... he got hit at least once in every game of the season. Dubious honor, to be sure!)
But c'mon..... VOLLEYBALL???
To add insult to injury.... the death blow was dealt by a GIRL.
One theory says Jock was being chivalrous. He was making that girl feel good about herself by giving her the opportunity to claim she took one of the boys down in gym class.
Coach's theory is she's obviously some hot little thing, and Jock had completely lost all brain function long before the ball hit his face.
Judging by the blushing Jock was doing when he had to explain all of this to us last night....... Coach is probably right.
But shhh... don't tell him that or there'll be no living with him for a while.
Well... at least until the Redskins lose *again* this Sunday! :)