Panthers safety had to leave NFC Championship because his eye was flapping

If you get queezy easily, you may not want to read this story.

Carolina Panthers safety Roman Harper took a shot from his own teammate, all-world linebacker Luke Kuechly, during Sunday’s NFC Championship game. On film it looked hard, and turns out it was harder than it appeared.

Harper recently had Lasik eye surgery, and during the operation the doctor cuts and lifts aside a thin flap on the front of your eyeball so as to access the inside of the cornea to reshape it with a laser. Rarely are there are complications, though rarely do most people take a helmet to helmet from an NFL linebacker.

As a result, Harper’s eye shifted and he had difficulty seeing on the field.

The flap on my cornea shifted so I couldn’t see out of my eye,” Harper said after the game. Harper went on to add that he wasn’t able to see out of the eye until after the game.

I think I’ll skip Lasik and stick with my glasses and looking like a nerd.

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