Lance Armstrong Suffers Brutal Biking Accident. His Face Is Absolutely GRAPHIC [PHOTO]

David Hookstead | Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

Cycling legend Lance Armstrong suffered a brutal biking accident Wednesday.

Armstrong posted a photo of his face with the following caption:

Well, sometimes you’re the hammer and sometimes you’re the nail! The Tom Blake trail (one of my faves) came up and tried to KO my ass today. Took quite the blow to the noggin’ so swung by the Aspen Valley Hospital (great facility!) to get my head checked. For the 46 yrs prior to today I completely would have blown off getting checked. Not now. Small world story – a few weeks back I posted a pic of @ghincapie, @mikekloser, and myself. Credit photo to “some dude at top of buttermilk”. Well, that ‘dude’ turned out to be @ajaxrider – the ER doc on duty today! Charlie, thanks for looking after me.

I’m going to give you all a warning right now. His face is in brutal shape. Do not look at this photo if you have an uneasy stomach. (RELATED: COMEDIAN WILL FERRELL RUSHED TO HOSPITAL AFTER ROLLOVER SUV ACCIDENT)

Ladies and gentlemen, that photo above is why I really don’t like exercising. You know how you don’t end up in a bike accident? You don’t go biking. I know that sounds crazy, but it’s true.

Hopefully, Armstrong is able to make a quick recovery. A family member of mine suffered some severe injuries during a biking accident several years ago, and it’s one of the scariest things I’ve ever seen. That person is lucky to be alive. Biking accidents and head injuries that happen at the speed professional bikers ride are nothing to mess around with. You’re talking about potential brain injuries that you never recover from. That’s just the reality of the situation.

Luckily, it looks like Armstrong will bounce back. You just hate to see injuries, especially for an athlete of his stature.

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