Dear Mr Arnold,
I am very much looking forward to starting working with you and the team at Toys R Us.
I have had a terrible accident while playing hockey yesterday. One of my teammates took a backswing with his hockey stick while I was standing too close behind and struck me in the face – across the bridge of my nose and top teeth. It broke my nose, chipped one my top front teeth and gave me a black eye.
I am booked in to have corrective nose surgery on Monday, followed by a dentist’s appointment on Tuesday to restore the tooth with a filling.
The earliest I will be available to start would be Wednesday next week assuming you don’t mind me coming to work with a black eye and possible a nose guard to protect the bone while it heals.
I am truly sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you or the team.
Please feel free to contact me for any reason on 9123 8765.