A Maidens Fantasy, on 08 September 2011 - 05:50 AM, said:
What? do you really think a small flesh wound like that would stop our Sandor? What about all the pirates with peg legs? And just to be a litlle bit serious: If the wound was very infected, the EB probably had to cut out the worst parts of the infected flesh, so he would not be lying when he claimed to have buried Sandors flesh. It would just have been a tiny piece and not a whole leg.
Unless you mean small flesh wound like a Monty-Python flesh wound, yes, it was enough to stop him. The upper leg/thigh/hip is one of the most dangerous places to get injured (besides the torso); it's also close to the femoral artery. He's lucky he didn't just bleed out, though it seemed like he got swiped on the outside of the thigh. It was already infected by the time Arya left him, and it's possible that he was hanging out there a couple of days before EB found him. It'd be better to just take the leg off rather than risk sepsis, which would be a crappy, crappy way to die. People with more medical knowledge have more info than me, though. Like you, I hope there was just some serious healin and cauterizin going on.
Wasn't his face also hacked up again also? He's going to be a pretty sight when/if we see him again.