07/10/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Sami Salo Injury VIDEO: TESTICLE Hit Reportedly Sidelines Canuck

Sunday night's Canucks-Blackhawks playoff game was marred by a brutal testicle injury late in the first period. Vancouver defenseman Sami Salo took a hard puck hit as time wound down, and he reportedly suffered a ruptured testicle. (UPDATE: New reports claim it did not rupture. Scroll down for more.) The Canuck appeared to be in unbearable pain. He was placed in an ambulance and hospitalized for further testing.

Despite losing Salo in the worst possible way, Vancouver prevailed, 4-1. Chicago holds a 3-2 series lead. Scroll down to watch the unsettling video.

UPDATE: Jason Botchford tweets that the testicle did not rupture. According to ESPN, the injury is "undisclosed."

WARNING - GRAPHIC: (via Puck Daddy)