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Jan. 12 upd: Eric Wellwood (is coaching in OHL; had severed leg tendons, Apr 7, 2013)

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Jan. 12 upd: Eric Wellwood (is coaching in OHL; had severed leg tendons, Apr 7, 2013)

Not sure if this belongs in the prospects forum or not but his own skate sliced through the back of his right leg...I don't have a video of it but I saw a picture of his skate and it looks really bad/covered in blood. Anyone see the game and give more information as to exactly how it happened? I hope he's ok and he recovers fast

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Wellwood fell into the boards on a penalty kill and caught the back of his right leg with his own skate, cutting tendons. He skated to the bench, then off the ice with the trainer while the puck was still in play, leaving a trail of blood. He was immediately taken to a nearby hospital for surgery.
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Hopefully it's mostly muscle and no nerves. Redmond is skating 6 weeks after his horrific and near fatal injury.

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Looks like a murder weapon.. Hope he recovers soon. Kevlar sucks looking good right about now.

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ouch. Hope he has a full recovery.

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Google image searched it...
God damn... Did he get murdered by Jason Voorhees? That is one nasty skate

Warning: contains graphic images (the bloody skate)
http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BHTb1uWCQAAheWb DOT jpg

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Copy paste and replace DOT at own risk.. don't want to **** anyone off

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more injuries!

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jeepers, cut himself with his own skate? that's hardcore bad luck

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bridgeport fan coming in peace. I was really concerned with wellwood yesterday, good to hear he is alright. The amount of blood he was losing and the urgency they brought him to the bench with (would have been a shorthanded goal for the phantoms if they hadnt rushed him into the locker room) was real worrying. I know he will have a bad injury to deal with, but good that he got to the hospital safely.

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there goes that speed

hopefully he recovers 100%

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Ouch. Best of luck in your recovery Wellsy

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Would a kevlar sock have prevented this? I hope all the Flyers and all the Phantoms have access to them.

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Link to the photo of the bloodied skate:

http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/Y9...jpg-large.jpeg


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Would a kevlar sock have prevented this? I hope all the Flyers and all the Phantoms have access to them.
The cut was just above the inside of his ankle, so most likely yes.
I think the Phantoms agree with you.

https://twitter.com/dianacnearhos/st...24242983612416
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Danny Syvret said, "if there was a box of (cut-resistant socks) in the room tomorrow, everyone on the team would wear them."

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I don't understand why people don't wear them after seeing all these injuries. Shields are a different thing because they can affect your vision, but everyone should be wearing these kevlar socks

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I don't understand why people don't wear them after seeing all these injuries. Shields are a different thing because they can affect your vision, but everyone should be wearing these kevlar socks
Apparently the Kevlar stocks are thicker and are uncomfortable

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Apparently the Kevlar stocks are thicker and are uncomfortable
I think since the Karlsson injury they've been hard to get as well; I'm pretty sure they're made in the Nashville area by one company, and there's been a run on them. Pretty sure there was something in the news about that.

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Apparently the Kevlar stocks are thicker and are uncomfortable
so then you wear them and try to get used to them

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An update:

http://poststar.com/blogs/phantoms_f...9bb2963f4.html

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UPDATED: As of Monday morning, Wellwood was doing well. The first surgery went well and he was leaving the Bridgeport-area hospital for a Philadelphia-area hospital, where he will undergo at least one more surgery.

Murray said the second surgery will likely take place on Thursday and will be done by a Flyers specialist.

The first surgery repaired vascular damage, to stop the bleeding and close the wound.

The second surgery will be more structural to repair damage to the tendons and ligaments. A severed tendon could be clearly seen in the wound and there was also reportedly damage to the Achilles.

"I don't know the names or any of the details of the tendons or ligaments that were cut, so I don't even want to go there," Murray said.

Wellwood was reportedly close to being in serious danger from the blood loss, having cut the artery. Trainer Greg Lowden's quick actions may have made the difference. The artery being further from Wellwood's heart also gave him more time.

Murray credited Lowden and the Sound Tigers' team doctor with reacting quickly to treat Wellwood.

Though he did not see it happen, Murray believes Wellwood fell into the boards and clipped himself with his own skate during a second period penalty kill.

"I don't think anyone really saw it," Murray said. "It was away from the play. In conversation, everyone figures it was an accident that happened to himself. The play was already in the offensive zone and this happened in the neutral zone, so we're not sure exactly what took place."

Wellwood coasted from where he fell into the boards in front of the penalty box across the ice to the bench on his own. When he got to the bench, everyone saw the blood. One player said Wellwood's skate filled with blood, calling it "scary."
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Forward Eric Wellwood underwent successful surgery on Thursday in Philadelphia to repair the tendon and ligament damage sustained in his gruesome skate cut injury in Connecticut last weekend.

Wellwood, 23, played 4 games with the Flyers this season. He is expected to miss the next 9 months, according to Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren. That would mean Wellwood would likely be unable to start next season until Jan., 2014.

Holmgren told the Glens Falls (N.Y.) Post-Star that Wellwood’s second surgery required “a lot of work.” Wellwood’s Achilles tendon was 70 percent severed and three other tendons were “completely severed” when his right skate accidentally got caught behind his left leg.

Wellwood’s entry-level contract expires after this season.


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Oh wow. That is not good news at all. This could be career ending...

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Yes. I hope he can recover.

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Geez, that's horrific.... Hopefully the poor guy can make a full recovery.

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I saw the bloody skate. Very bloody. Likely ends his time here too, sadly.

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Wow I hope this isn't career ending, he'd be devastated. I hope he has a quick and healthy recovery.

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