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London Olympics: Katie Glynn smacked in head with hockey stick

August 09, 2012|By Lisa Dillman
  • Field hockey star Katie Glynn of New Zealand is taken off the pitch with a head wound.
Field hockey star Katie Glynn of New Zealand is taken off the pitch with a… (Daniel Berehulak / Getty…)

LONDON -- It was one of the more frightening-looking accidents at the Olympics.

Field-hockey player Katie Glynn of New Zealand fell to the turf, head bloodied, after getting hit hard by the stick of her opponent from the Netherlands.

In true hockey tradition, she would return to action after having her wound stitched, stapled and covered with a heavy wrap. Glynn later joked on her own Twitter account that she looked like a "conehead."

New Zealand ended up losing to the Netherlands in a penalty shootout in their semifinal game Wednesday but will play Great Britain for the bronze medal on Saturday.

Glynn took to Twitter to update her friends and followers the next morning about her condition. On top of it, she posted a picture of the wound and the staples.

(For the squeamish, we won't re-post her Twitter picture, which you can see here.)

Glynn: "Little bit of a headache! Looking forward to taking the bronze though. Thanks for all the awesome support"


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