Nobody Deserves to Be Injured, Not Even the Hard-Hitters

Posted December 5, 2018

Tom Wilson (Caps Outsider)

In Tuesday’s 5-3 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights, Tom Wilson led the game with a “upper-body injury” and did not return after a blind-side hit from Ryan Reaves.

Wilson, who is known for his punishing hits, both legal and illegal, was on the receiving end this time.

As Reaves was given the five minute major and a game misconduct for the hit, some folks – even media members – said Wilson deserved what is likely a head injury.

Even members of a certain city media were celebrating the injury.

I am all for rivalries, but with rivalries there comes a certain level of respect. I don’t see members of DC media celebrating Crosby’s concussions. Hell, I hope he never has another head injury.

As Wilson told The Post, “But all that I’d have people know is that I have a ton of respect for the players that I play against, and I have a ton of respect for the players I play with. And when anyone gets hurt on the ice, you always hope that they’re okay.”

Regardless of what you think of Wilson and his behavior on the ice, you have to see he isn’t trying to injury anybody. It’s a shame when it happens, but that’s hockey. Cheering him being hurt is classless. Imagine if people were happy that you likely suffered brain damage? How would you feel? I know I don’t wish that on my worst enemies. If you are cheering a serious, long lasting injury to someone you have never met, it might be time to re-evaluate your priorities.