Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy has had a rough couple of days at the Winter Olympics: He broke his thumb and fell hard during practice sessions, causing a large blood-filled lump to form on his hip. On his Instagram story Friday, Kenworthy shared video of the bump before doctors drained it.
“I am in athlete medical. Yesterday I broke my thumb a little bit and today I fell on my hip,” Kenworthy said in a video posted to his story. “I have a massive hematoma and I’m about to get it drained and you guys are coming along to watch.”
A hematoma is a type of bruise that often results from injury or impact to the skin, according to the Cleveland Clinic. Simple bruises are flat, but hematomas are swollen, raised, and painful because they contain a mass of clotted or coagulated blood.
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