NHL Player Suffers Severed Achilles Tendon From Ice Skate Cut (Video).

NHL Player Suffers Severed Achilles Tendon From Ice Skate Cut (Video).
By PJ Browne
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Ottawa Senators player Erik Karlsson had his achilles tendon severed during a collision with Pittsburgh Penguins player Matt Cooke Wednesday.

From the Ottawa Citizen:

Thursday’s surgery, performed by Senators team doctor Don Chow and two others, was necessary to repair a 70-per-cent cut in Karlsson’s left Achilles tendon, the elastic-like tendon that connects the calf muscle to the heel.

The club’s dynamic 22-year-old defenceman, considered by many to have been the NHL’s best player through the first four weeks of the season, suffered the devastating injury when Matt Cooke of the Pittsburgh Penguins stepped on the back of his leg during a game in Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. Karlsson immediately dropped to the ice, wincing in pain, unable to put any pressure on his left leg. He was helped off the ice, keeping his left leg in the air.

Karlsson is expected to fully recover and be ready for the 2013/14 preseason.


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