12/14/2012 10:52 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Skier Bode Miller Golf Shot Hits Wife, Morgan Beck, In The Eye (GRAPHIC PHOTO)

Bode Miller might be an Olympic gold medalist Alpine skier, but he definitely needs to work on his golf swing.

While playing golf on Wednesday, Miller's tee shot hit his wife, Morgan Beck, smack in the eye, Yahoo! Sports reports. Beck, a professional volleyball player and model, took to Twitter to discuss the incident and share a photo of her gruesome injury.


Luckily, Miller's 160 mph golf shot did not cause permanent damage to Beck's eye, according to Yahoo! Sports. The injury did, however, require more than 50 stitches. Miller thanked the doctors at UC San Diego Health System for their help.

On Thursday, Beck was feeling better.

The volleyball stunner and her husband even took time out to thank the manufacturer of the sunglasses she was wearing, sunglasses they believe saved her eye.

Beck's sunglasses were able to sustain the 160 mph golf shot without shattering into her eye. A rep for the company was not surprised. "While accidents like this are rare, it was for this exact reason that we set out to create the SR-91 polarized lenses we did," the representative told TMZ. Adding, "Our thoughts and best wishes for a full and speedy recovery go out to Morgan and can't wait to see her blocking shots at the net again real soon."

The New Hampshire-born Miller met Beck in May and married her five months later in a private ceremony on his boat in San Diego in October, the Associated Press reported.

As for making their relationship work, Beck told the Aspen Times, "We made the pact to do everything together until we get sick of each other."

LOOK: Beck posted a photo of her injury to Instagram on Wednesday.
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