My boyfriend, a trumpet player, was attacked this week. Some jerks knocked him down and started pummeling him. Finally someone got the idea to take his wallet and they ran off.
They managed to bruise and cut him up pretty bad. He's only got soft tissue damage, but his face is still huge and black. They hit him nearly everywhere -- including his lips.
He's worried about getting to play his horn again, especially since he's got auditions to play in about a month (maybe a bit more, I don't know). I, being an ignorant string player, don't really know what to do to help him. Is there anything he can do to heal his lip faster and get his muscles back to where they should be?