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 a matter of weeks. However, this effect can be erratic and unreliable, healing some wounds at random and others not at all; see healing properties for more information.

Fatal injuries are marked in bold. Note that this list is by no means exhaustive.

Before the island

Ana Lucia

John Locke

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


Michael Dawson

  • Severely injured after being hit by a car ("Special")

Rachel Carlson

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

Sarah Shephard

On the island

Aaron Littleton

Ana Lucia

Ben bloody small

Ben has received numerous injuries at the hands of the survivors

Ben Linus

Boone Carlyle

Charlie Pace

Claire Littleton

  • Collapses of dehydration due to low water supplies ("White Rabbit")
  • Suffered from nightmares so severe that her fingernails cut her palm when she clenched her fists ("Raised by Another")
  • Minor cuts and bruises from being caught in a house explosion ("The Shape of Things to Come")

Desmond Hume

Libby treating Donald

Libby and Donald were both injured in the crash


  • Broken leg from plane crash, which later became infected and killed him ("The Other 48 Days")

Edward Mars

  • Chest wound from shrapnel received in 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")


Ethan Rom


Goodwin is fatally wounded



Jack Shephard

Jin Kwon

John Locke

Kate Austen

Leslie Arzt

  • Killed in a dynamite explosion caused by his own mishandling ("Born to Run")


Michael Dawson



Sayid Jarrah

Pilot Part 1 Pilot Dead

Seth Norris after being mauled and killed by the Monster

Seth Norris

Shannon Rutherford

Sun-Hwa Kwon

Tourniquet man

After the island

Jack Shephard

Sayid Jarrah

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