John Tortorella was kicked in the face by a horse – and his day only got worse

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It’s been a rough week for Philadelphia Flyers coach John Tortorella.

During Tuesday’s game against the Blue Jackets, Tortorella suffered a severe gash under his left eye, which was the result of what appeared to be an injury. horse kick incident.

According to the broadcast, Tortorella was kicked in the face by his horse and thinks his nose is broken. Tortorella, who owns three horseshas been open about his passion for animal advocacy.

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“It was a horse kicking incident,” ESPN analyst and former Flyers goaltender Brian Boucher said on the air, per phillyhockeynow.com. “…He said he was extremely lucky – it could have been much worse.”

Late in the first period of Philadelphia’s eventual 5–4 loss to Columbus—the team’s fourth straight loss—the coach gave a fiery soundbite when Boucher asked him to evaluate his team’s start to the game after giving up the first goal.

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Philadelphia Flyers head coach John Tortorella with a cut to his face during a game against the Blue Jackets on November 15, 2022.
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“We suck,” he said. “We haven’t checked anything, we haven’t done anything at this point.”

When asked what he wanted to see differently at his club, Tortorella said, “Forecheck,” before taking off his headset to finish the quick interview.

Tortorella is known for speaking his mind. Two weeks earlier, the former Rangers coach cursed the Toronto Maple Leafs from the bench, seem to scream“f–k off, you motherf–ker” after a Zach Aston-Reese goal.

Flyers and Blue Jackets play on November 15, 2022.
Flyers and Blue Jackets play on November 15, 2022.
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Philadelphia Flyers head coach John Tortorella during the second period of a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Nationwide Arena on November 10, 2022 in Columbus, Ohio.
Philadelphia Flyers head coach John Tortorella during the second period of a game against the Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena.
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On Thursday, the Flyers will face the Bruins.