Eye Pokes do Work! Video Evidence Inside!
I'm not talking about the Three Stooges here.
On Friday March 10, Villanova guard Allan Ray was taken to the hospital after his eye apparently "popped out' when he took an inadvertent finger to his eye from Pitt's Carl Krauser.
The video of the injury is so gruesome, ESPN refused to show the replay. Lucky for us, other sources aren't so squeamish about showing such things. A video of the eye poke and injury can be found here:
"I just seen him hit the floor, cover his eye and holding it," said Krauser, who added that he has known the fellow Bronx native for years. "I thought I hit him in his head because my finger is kind of swollen."
Krauser then showed a few members of the media in the Pitt locker room a swollen left index finger.
Everyone involved in the Big East tournament took a serious tone about the injury. One member of the Villanova extended family was even seen crying with the initial reports that it was a "severe" eye injury.
Lucky for Ray, the actual damage wasn't as bad as the video looks. He is currently seeing fine and resting comfortably and there are talks of him returning for the NCAA tournament.