I've seen worse hook wounds no doubt, but I've seen better, too. Had this been me, I don't think I would have gone to the hospital, but I probably would have wanted to head home and take care of this one with a bottle of rubbing alcohol handy. Maybe I'm just a wimp. If you're wondering, so far Bill exihibits no signs of lockjaw or neck stiffness. If this were your injury, would you have stayed on the bite? Have a great weekend, and don't forget to sharpen those hooks.