I get battered and bruised

Rachel Saunders
4 min readFeb 26, 2024

This morning I woke up with a series of bruises on my knees, thighs, and torso, having been battered thoroughly over the last week in various hockey games and training. Being hit by a small hard plastic object is a lesson of taking one for the team, bruises the fruits of putting my body on the line week in, week out. When you play any team sport, especially a sport like hockey, you soon realise that pain is part of the process, and how you…

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