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The mid-season premier of The Walking Dead was not short on excitement at all.

[WARNING: Spoilers ahead]

When a bullet struck Carl and destroyed his orbital socket, things looked bad.

In reality… they are much, much worse.

Tech Insider spoke to Zachary Hickman, MD, the Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai Health System, to find out of someone would be able to live after this in the real world, let alone a zombie apocalypse.

Basically… Carl’s screwed.