Olympic skiier Bode Miller tried his hand at golf earlier this week to disastrous results; he may have played a decent game, but he hit a line drive that ended up almost taking out his wife’s eye.
Miller took to Twitter to document his game, joking that he had made lots of awful shots for his wife to laugh at. The next tweet came right after the shot that ended badly but could have been much worse.
I played my first round of golf lefthanded yesterday. It was pretty amazing. Los of terrible shots for my wife to laugh at.
First major golfing catastrophy. 🙁 details soon, hospital now.
Hit wife w golfball. #worstfeelingever
For the morbidly curious, there’s a photo here of the aftermath. WARNING: extremely graphic photo.
Luckily for Miller’s wife–model and volleyball player Morgan Miller–she was wearing shatterproof sunglasses from Kaenon which absorbed some of the impact. The athlete says she is feeling a little better today but still can’t see out of that eye and has some numbness in her head, which is to be expected after such a hard hit and 50 stitches.
I’m not feeling so hot. Line drive to the face today with a golf ball from my darling husband. I still love http://t.co/JmpZxLAf
Feeling better today. Still can’t see out off left eye but I am getting some feeling back in my face
A huge thank you to @Kaenon By absorbing a 160mph line drive I only got 50+ stitches instead of losing my eye #luckyhttp://t.co/SysxulDr
Also a huge thank u 2 everyone wishing me a speedy recovery. I have my husband by my side listening 2 all ur suggestions so keep them comin