In a place as filled with as many hidden traps, dangerous beasts and hostile enemies as the Island, there are bound to be some cuts and bruises. This page documents significant injuries and illnesses occurring both off and on the island.

Due to the island's healing properties, injuries that would normally take months to heal (such as gunshot wounds or broken limbs) can be mended in less time. However, this effect can be erratic and unreliable, healing some wounds at random and others not at all; see healing properties for more information. A strange absence of teeth being knocked out despite many instances of repeated blows to the jaw is noted.

John Locke suffered the most injuries followed by Benjamin Linus and Jack Shephard. Fatal injuries are marked in bold. For deaths, see List of deaths.

Before the crash

Ana Lucia

Boone Carlyle

Claire Littleton

Claire accident
The car wreck. ("Par Avion")


  • Dogen tells Sayid that he was hospitalized after a car accident. ("Sundown")

Desmond Hume

Edward Mars

  • Head trauma from car accident with Kate who then punched and kicked him in the head in order to escape custody. ("What Kate Did")

Emily Locke

Jae Lee dead on Jin's car. ("The Glass Ballerina")
  • Unspecified injuries after being hit by car resulting in premature labor and birth of John Locke. ("Cabin Fever")


  • Facial contusions from being beaten and tortured by Sayid. ("Solitary")

Jack Shephard

Jae Lee

  • Severely beaten by Jin. Committed suicide by jumping from his hotel room. ("The Glass Ballerina")

John Locke

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Locke falls 8 stories. ("The Man from Tallahassee")
  • Broken spine resulting in paralysis, after being pushed out an eighth floor window by his father. ("The Man from Tallahassee")

Kate Austen


Michael Dawson

Jack rushes to save Sarah. ("Man of Science, Man of Faith")
  • Severely injured after being hit by a car. ("Special")

Noor "Nadia" Abed Jaseem

  • Tortured while in captivity by the Iraqi Republican Guard. ("Solitary")

Rachel Carlson

  • Unspecified cancer, resulting in sterility due to chemotherapy. ("Not in Portland")

Ray Mullen

  • Lost right arm in unknown manner. Head contusion and knocked unconscious when Kate grabbed the steering wheel in the truck he was driving and drove it off the road, flipping it (Kate was trying to escape from Edward Mars). ("Tabula Rasa")

Richard Alpert

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Richard after being beaten by Jacob. ("Ab Aeterno")
  • Severe dehydration, malnutrition and lacerations on both wrists from being kept as a prisoner in the Black Rock. Facial wounds from beating by Jacob. ("Ab Aeterno")

Sarah Shephard

Sayid Jarrah

  • Beaten badly in the face by Sami who tortures Sayid to get him to admit to torturing his wife Amira. ("Enter 77")


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The MiB after Jocab's beating. ("Across the Sea")
  • Tortured by Sayid into revealing the whereabouts of a captured American pilot during the first Gulf War. ("One of Them")

The Man in Black

  • As a boy, Jacob beats the MiB for wanting to leave Mother resulting in facial contusions. Mother knocks him unconscious by smashing his head into the wall of the Well. He is beaten savagely in the face by Jacob for killing Mother. ("Across the Sea")

After the crash

Aaron Littleton


Ben assaulting and strangling Ana Lucia. ("Two for the Road")

Ana Lucia

Anthony Cooper

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Sawyer chokes Cooper in the Black Rock. ("The Brig")
  • Knocked unconscious by Ben hitting him in the head with his cane. Later, choked to death with a chain by Sawyer in the brig of the Black Rock. ("The Brig")

Beatrice Klugh

  • Punched several times in the face by Kate and then fatally shot by Mikhail. ("Enter 77")

Benjamin Linus

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Ben beaten up by Jack. ("Through the Looking Glass")
  • Tortured via unknown means by Sayid. ("One of Them")
  • Knocked unconscious when he fell trying to climb into the vent to enter the The Numbers into the computer. ("Lockdown")
  • Had his kidney sac purposefully sliced open (and later repaired) during surgery by Jack. ("I Do")
  • Spinal tumour discovered on his L4 vertebrate, later safely removed by Jack. ("Not in Portland")
  • Punched in the face 9 times by Jack after pretending to kill Sayid, Jin and Bernard. Elbowed in the face by Danielle when he tells Locke to shoot Jack to stop him from answering the sat phone. ("Through the Looking Glass")
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A young Ben is shot by Sayid. ("He's Our You")

Bernard Nadler

Boone Carlyle

Jack and the survivors treating Boone's injuries. ("Do No Harm")

Charles Widmore

Charlie Pace

  • Facial injuries received in crash, resulting in permanent scars. ("Pilot, Part 1")
Charlie is tied to a chair
Charlie beaten up by Bonnie. ("Through the Looking Glass")

Charlotte Lewis

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Charlotte gets a nosebleed. ("Because You Left")
  • Chest contusions after being shot twice by Ben while wearing a bullet proof vest. ("The Beginning of the End")
  • Facial contusions from punches and pistol butt strike while fighting with Juliet in The Tempest. ("The Other Woman")
  • Nose bleed from time travel. ("Because You Left") Her nose bleeds become severe and are accompanied by headaches, dizziness, blurred vision and unconsciousness. ("Jughead") She dies from the time travel injuries. ("This Place Is Death")

Claire Littleton

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Claire saved by Desmond. ("Flashes Before Your Eyes")

Colleen Pickett

Danielle Shallow Grave
Danielle is discovered by Miles in her shallow grave. ("Something Nice Back Home")

Daniel Faraday

Danielle Rousseau

Danny Pickett

3X07 PickettIsDead
Danny's dead body, after he was shot by Juliet. ("Not in Portland")
  • Bloody nose after fighting with Sawyer for kissing Kate. ("The Glass Ballerina")
  • Beaten and left unconscious by Sawyer in the bear cage. Fatally shot by Juliet seconds before he was going to shoot and kill Sawyer. ("Not in Portland")

Desmond Hume

6x11 ByeByeDes
Desmond exposed to electromagnetism. ("Happily Ever After")


  • Facial contusions from fight with Sayid. Later, Sayid kills him by drowning him in The Temple pool. ("Sundown")


Libby treating Donald
Libby and Donald were both injured in the crash. ("The Other 48 Days")
  • Broken leg from plane crash, which later became infected and killed him. ("The Other 48 Days")

Edward Mars

  • Stomach wound from shrapnel and head wound received in the plane crash. ("Pilot, Part 1")
  • Gunshot wound to lung by Sawyer in a failed euthenasia attempt. ("Tabula Rasa")
  • Successfully euthenised by Jack, method unknown. ("Tabula Rasa")


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Locke finds a wounded Eko at the polar bear's cave. ("Further Instructions")

Eloise Hawking

Ethan Rom

  • Minor wounds received in a punch-up with Jack. ("All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues")
  • Various injuries from being kicked in the side and punched in the face multiple times by jack before being fatally shot in the chest by Charlie. ("Homecoming")
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Frank's head injury from the crash landing. ("Namaste")

Frank Lapidus

George Minkowski

  • Nose bleeds and disorientation from repeated time travel from which he eventually died. ("The Constant")
Goodwin is fatally wounded. ("The Other 48 Days")



Jack Shephard

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Jack after Widmore and Erik hits to the face. ("Follow the Leader")
The Man in Black stabbing Jack. ("The End")
  • Passes out due to appendicitis and requires appendectomy while conscious but is later drugged by Bernard. ("Something Nice Back Home")
  • Face contusions from rifle butt strike and kicked in the side by Widmore after witnessing Daniel's shooting death by Eloise. Then, kicked in the face by Erik. ("Follow the Leader")
  • Multiple facial contusions, body injuries (including kick to groin) from fight with Sawyer over not detonating the bomb. Hit in back of head with flying toolbox being pulled down into the Incident shaft. ("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2")
  • Kicked in head by Sawyer for being wrong about time resetting and sent flying down the imploded Swan crater. Knocked unconscious by unidentified Other in the underground passages of The Temple. ("LA X, Parts 1 & 2")
  • Concussed and knocked unconscious by mortar blast fired by Widmore's people. ("The Last Recruit")
  • Hit in head with a rock, cut on the neck and fatally stabbed in the right side by The Man in Black. ("The End")
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Sayid breaks Jason's neck. ("Through the Looking Glass, Part 2")


Jin Kwon

  • Damage to his wrist from wearing a broken handcuff for several weeks. ("What Kate Did").
  • Knocked unconscious by a rock thrown by Ethan. ("Homecoming")
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Jin dehydrated. ("The Little Prince")  (promotional still)
  • Minor burns to his hands while trying to douse the burning raft. Also, facial contusions from beatings by Sawyer and Michael. ("...In Translation")
  • Knocked unconscious by Eko. ("Orientation")
  • Punched in the head and choked while fighting with Mikhail. ("D.O.C.")
  • Hit in head with rifle butt by Ryan Pryce. ("Through the Looking Glass")
  • Severe dehydration from being stranded at sea after the explosion of the Kahana. ("The Little Prince")
  • Flipped onto his back and punched unconscious by Sayid who had escaped from Dharma custody with the help of young Ben. ("He's Our You")
  • Severe contusion on left leg from being caught in a bear trap while running from Aldo. Saved by Claire. ("What Kate Does")

John Locke

Ben leaves Locke to die at the grave. ("The Man Behind the Curtain")
  • Slashed across his right eye by plane wreckage during the crash, resulting in a permanent scar. ("Pilot, Part 1")
  • Hit in the leg by shrapnel from his trebuchet, temporarily losing his ability to walk (though this may have been unrelated). ("Deus Ex Machina")
  • Minor injuries from a physical beating by Jack after Boone's death. Also grazed in the head by a bullet when Shannon sought revenge for Boone's death and shot him. ("The Greater Good")
  • Cuts his hands while lowering Kate into the hatch. ("Man of Science, Man of Faith")
  • Knocked unconscious by Michael and locked along with Jack in the Swan's armory. ("The Hunting Party")
  • Leg broken and impaled when trapped by a blast door during a lockdown in the Swan. ("Lockdown")
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Locke's compound leg fracture. ("This Place Is Death").

Juliet Burke

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Juliet's split lip after Phil's punch. ("Follow the Leader")


Justin after being killed by Claire. ("Lighthouse")
  • Knocked unconscious by Kate tripping a trap consisting of a bag of rocks. Shot in the stomach by Claire. ("What Kate Does")
  • Claire kills him with an axe. ("Lighthouse")

Kahana Crew

Karl Martin

4x08 ByeByeKarl
Karl killed by the mercenaries. ("Meet Kevin Johnson")

Kate Austen

Arzt Explosives
Arzt is killed by a Black Rock dynamite stick. ("Exodus, Part 2")

Leslie Arzt

  • Killed in a dynamite explosion caused by his own mishandling. ("Born to Run")
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With her last breath, Libby warns Jack of Michael. ("?")


Martin Keamy

  • During a fight with Sayid, he's kicked in the face, stabbed in the right side, punched in the face twice, hit with a tree branch in the back of the legs twice and in the face once and shot in the back three times (but wearing a bullet proof vest) by Richard Alpert. ("There's No Place Like Home, Part 2")
  • Hit with a telescoping baton in the face twice and legs once, then stabbed in the chest twice by Ben. Dies of multiple wounds. ("There's No Place Like Home, Part 2")
The Monster drags Mayhew into the jungle. ("The Shape of Things to Come")


Michael Dawson

Mikhail Bakunin

Mikhail seconds before detonating the grenade in his hand. ("Through the Looking Glass, Part 2")

Miles Straume


Naomi Dorrit

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Miles sits over Naomi's body. ("Confirmed Dead")
  • Stabbed in the side by a tree branch while parachuting onto the Island. As her lung was filling with blood, it was punctured by Mikhail to release the blood. ("D.O.C.")
  • Stabbed in the back with a knife thrown by Locke. ("Through the Looking Glass")
  • Succumbed to knife wound. ("The Beginning of the End")


5x02 Flaming
Frogurt shot by a flaming arrow. ("The Lie")

Neil "Frogurt"

  • Killed by a flaming arrow shot by the Others. ("The Lie")

Nikki Fernandez

  • Bitten by a Medusa spider, paralyzed and buried alive resulting in death by suffocation. ("Exposé")


5x17 LikeFatherLikeSon
Miles saves an injured Chang. ("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2")
  • Bitten by a Medusa spider thrown onto him by Nikki, paralyzed and buried alive resulting in death by suffocation. ("Exposé")

Pierre Chang


5x14 ASilentPhil
Phil tied up after being knocked out. ("The Variable")
  • Sawyer punches Phil in the jaw and knocks him out for discovering he helped Kate bring young Ben to the Others. ("What They Died For")
  • Killed by a metal pole being pulled toward the electromagnetic energy in what would become The Swan. ("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2")


Richard Alpert

Rose 101
Jack saves Rose's life. ("Pilot, Part 1")
  • Beaten unconscious and carried away by the Man in Black. ("LA X, Parts 1 & 2")
  • Attacked by the Smoke Monster and rendered unconscious by being slammed into a tree. ("What They Died For")

Rose Nadler

  • Unconscious after the crash, Jack revives her with CPR and heart massage. ("Pilot, Part 1")


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Sayid torturing Sawyer. ("Confidence Man")
  • Bloody mouth after taking 2 punches from Jack. Knocked unconscious, tortured by shoving bamboo up his fingernails and stabbed through the arm puncturing an artery by Sayid. Wound treated by Jack. ("Confidence Man")
  • Shot in the left shoulder by Tom; later pulled the bullet out himself, though the wound still became infected and nearly killed him. ("Born to Run")
  • Knocked unconscious by Eko. ("Orientation")
  • Shot in the ear lobe as a warning by the Others. ("The Hunting Party")
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Tom and Matthew stand over Sawyer, about to inject him. ("Every Man for Himself")

Sayid Jarrah

Sayid being interrogated by Danielle. ("Solitary")
Dogen "tests" Sayid with a red-hot poker. ("What Kate Does")

Scott Jackson

Pilot Part 1 Pilot Dead
Seth Norris after being mauled and killed by the Monster ("Pilot, Part 1").

Seth Norris

  • Head injuries from plane crash, resulting in unconsciousness for at least 12 hours. Severely mauled and killed by the Monster. ("Pilot, Part 1")

Shannon Rutherford

Stuart Radzinsky

Sun-Hwa Kwon

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Sun runs from The Man in Black. ("The Package")
  • Had a bag put over her head and knocked unconscious by Charlie. ("The Long Con")
  • Facial contusions after the forced landing of Ajira Flight 316. ("Namaste")
  • Chased by Man In Black and knocked unconscious by running into a tree, resulting in aphasia, causing her to be unable to speak English for a short period. ("The Package")

The Man in Black

The Man in Black is shocked to see he's bleeding. ("The End")
  • Bloody mouth after being punched by Jack after Desmond pulls the plug on The Heart of the Island. Shot in the back by Kate and then dies from impact off being shoved off a cliff by Jack. ("The End")

Tourniquet man

Widmore's Submarine Crewman

  • Knocked out with a rifle butt by Frank Lapidus. Presumed drowned when explosives went off inside the sub, sinking it. ("The Candidate")

Off the Island

Benjamin Linus

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Ben thrown in ocean after Desmond punches him. ("Dead Is Dead")

Boone Carlyle

  • Bloody nose from fight outside a bar. ("The End")

Charlie Pace

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Desmond's head injury being examined by an MRI machine. ("Happily Ever After")
  • Head injury from Desmond's car being driven off pier into the ocean due to Charlie grabbing the steering wheel. ("Happily Ever After")

Desmond Hume

  • Head contusion and possible concussion from car driving off pier into the ocean due to Charlie grabbing the steering wheel. ("Happily Ever After")

Edward Mars

  • Head contusion and dazed from Kate slamming his head onto a bathroom counter top at LAX. ("LA X, Parts 1 & 2")
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A heavily bandaged Ilana is visited by Jacob in a Russian hospital. ("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2")

Ilana Verdansky

Jack Shephard

John Locke

5x07 GoodbyeOldFriend
Ben strangles John Locke to death. ("The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham")

Michael Dawson

  • Severe injuries, including neck trauma, from trying to commit suicide by driving his car into a shipping container. Punched in the face by Tom while fighting with him in an alley. ("Meet Kevin Johnson")

Sayid Jarrah

Sun-Hwa Kwon

Widmore's victim