Thursday, February 13, 2014

Russian curler does a face plant in the four foot

Curling isn't usually thought of as a dangerous sport. At the Olympics, you think of luge, skeleton or maybe aerial skiing. 

But we might have to re-think that for the host Russian men's team after third Andrey Drozdov did a face plant during a game against Switzerland. Most of the time when you see someone wipe out in curling, it's on a slide or perhaps when they're sweeping and get tangled up in the rocks. But Drozdov was in the house watching a takeout approach and simply didn't get out of the way quick enough. 

His head appears to clang off the ice as he fails to avoid the Swiss rocks flying out the back of the rings. Well, not all of the rings. To add insult to a pebbled forehead, not all of the Swiss rocks left the rings. 

Thankfully Drozdov wasn't hurt and stayed around enough to enjoy Russia's first win of the competition. 

You can watch the video of the action right here. 

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