New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning wasn't all that lucky Monday night when he was on the receiving end of a blindside hit from Jets outside linebacker Calvin Pace, knocking his helmet off and driving his forehead into the facemask of Jim Leonhard.
The result? A nasty 3-inch gash on his forehead that instantly started to pour blood.
It's likely that would have been one of his final snaps of the night even if he wasn't injured. He was removed from the game and replaced by backup Jim Sorgi.
Manning finished the night 4-for-8 passing for 77 yards.
The Giants did confirm that Manning had to receive 12 stitches, but he showed no signs of a concussion and was sent home by the medical staff.
"I feel fine. I feel normal," Manning said. "The play was my fault. We had a run play with an option to throw a fade that I thought I might try, but Brandon (Jacobs) was coming right up the middle. Sometimes you make a mistake and you get hit in the head. It's preseason, you learn from it."