No, they are human. So are you. You're injury was worse than Staal. It appears that perhaps nothing is broken in his face. Same as my friend, however his eye will be closed shut for a couple of weeks which puts him out indefinitely.
Yea it may have been worse than Staals but it's similar to a lot of NHL players who take a puck to the face and lose teeth/break there nose etc and come back in the same game.
Most of us would be out of commission for quite a bit of time.
these guys, while human, are on a different level physically. And you're basing that eye swelling on the occurrence of someone elses injury. We have no clue if they are similar in any way, shape or form at this moment.
The way that McDonagh, Girardi, and Staal have been getting banged around, you never can have enough NHL ready defenseman. Obviously not the sexiest pick-up, but maybe a change of scenery helps Hammer.