John Kerry meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas earlier this month. (Thaer Ghanaim/Getty Images)

How badly messed up was John Kerry in that hockey accident? The Massachusetts senator shocked State of the Union viewers when he showed up with black eyes from an ice rink pile-up around New Year’s. But apparently that was an improvement from two weeks earlier: In a Jan. 10 photo from his recent Middle East trip, he was shown wearing dark glasses, inside, during an indoor meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. An aide confirmed he was wearing the shades because of his gnarly face plant.

Read earlier: John Kerry’s black eyes, broken nose at White House (photo), 1/24/12