Olympian Swimmer Suffers Injury So Gruesome He Thought His Eye Had Fallen In The Water

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NOPE. And let me say this again. NOPE. NOPE. NOPE. NOPE.

Great Britain’s Hector Pardoe had to retire from the Olympic Marathon swim after receiving an elbow to the eye that left him thinking his eye had fallen out of the socket into the water.

He told Eurosport:

“On my last lap, I took an elbow to the face. I thought I’d lost my eye. My goggles came off completely. I always hoped that if I got injured like that, I’d be able to finish the race, but my goggles fell off and I couldn’t even get them.

“I couldn’t see anything — I thought my eye had fallen out in the water. I went up to the lifeguards and said: ‘My eye, my eye! Is it OK?’ They weren’t giving me a very decisive opinion, and I had to get out after that.”

Here’s how the eye looked once the dust had settled:

Thankfully he’s going to make a full recovery. Nasty!

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