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Burish has procedure after gruesome hand injury

Mar 27, 2014, 10:50 AM EDT

UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 14: Adam Burish #37 of the San Jose Sharks waits in an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 14, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images) Getty Images

Adam Burish left Tuesday’s game against the Edmonton Oilers after blocking a shot and is out indefinitely after undergoing a medical procedure on Wednesday, per the Mercury News.

The severity of the injury has not been revealed, but it at least looked rather gruesome. CSN’s Brodie Brazil tweeted a picture of Burish’s injured hand, but just to emphasize, the image is graphic.

If Burish is done for the season, then it will mark the closing of a rough campaign for him. He wasn’t able to make his season debut until Feb. 5 due to a back injury that he sustained during the preseason.

That’s on top of the fact that he missed five playoff games in 2013 after he broke his hand while blocking a shot. He also broke his hand when he was hit by a shot in 2011, although that time he was accidentally struck by then teammate Brenden Morrow.

  1. sjsharks66 - Mar 27, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    Saw a better photo of the injury. It’s like all the meat on his finger came loose. You could even see bone. Nasty injury!

    • btlpper68 - Mar 27, 2014 at 11:28 AM


  2. sjsharks66 - Mar 27, 2014 at 11:37 AM

    • esracerx46 - Mar 27, 2014 at 11:48 AM

      I clicked knowing how bad it could be…and now I lost my appetite. Thanks ( that’s both sincere and sarcastic)

  3. skr213 - Mar 27, 2014 at 1:26 PM

    Use the padded side of the glove when blocking the shot!!!! This has happened to him too many times. I admire shot blocking, but not if you’re taking yourself out of the lineup for the rest of the season. Just stupid.

    • ck44sps - Mar 28, 2014 at 11:23 AM

      How can you be disappointed about a guy who does the little things. Bur plays hard and sometimes injuries occur. Blocking a 100mph slap shot in the NHL is a lot different than a 40mph slap shot in a Sunday Night Old Timer league.

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