Perry Reflects on Injury

Corey Perry commented Sunday on the torn quadricep injury that will keep him out six weeks

Monday, 03.10.2008 / 4:07 PM / Features
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Perry Reflects on Injury

By Matt Vevoda
AnaheimDucks.com

Relegated to a sweater and nylon practice pants with crutches under his arms, a disheartened Corey Perry hobbled around Honda Center on Sunday night as the Ducks defeated Montreal 3-1 in the first game without their leading goal scorer.

One of four Ducks to have played in each of the first 70 games, Perry is now out of the lineup for an estimated six weeks as a result of a partially severed tendon in his right quadriceps. He returned to Anaheim on Saturday after having surgery in Denver.

“I didn’t know I was cut, but I knew something happened. I just went straight off the ice. I looked down and saw a cut and some blood. I thought, ‘This can’t be good.’” - Corey Perry

The freak injury occurred at Colorado last Thursday when Perry, in a scramble in front of the Avalanche goal, was cut just above his right knee by the skate of goaltender Jose Theodore. The blade managed to get between Perry’s pads (both shin and thigh) and knee brace before ultimately piercing his skin.

“I passed the puck,” said Perry in describing the play he had to watch on replay in order to figure out completely. “It went off somebody’s skate and was kind of going toward the net. I tried jumping around him, trying to whack the puck. He dived and his skate came up. It looks like I tried to move out of the way.”

Although he didn’t immediately know the severity of the injury, Perry knew something was wrong as he limped off Pepsi Center’s ice in the third period of the Ducks 1-0 loss to the Avalanche.

 “I didn’t know I was cut, but I knew something happened,” said the 22-year-old All-Star right winger, who has a team and career high 29 goals this year. “I just went straight off the ice. I looked down and saw a cut and some blood. I thought, ‘This can’t be good.’”

His fears were unfortunately founded, as the tendon in Perry’s quadriceps was 75 percent torn. After being tended to on the Ducks’ training table by Colorado team physician Andy Parker, Perry was rushed to Denver’s Rose Medical Center for surgery.

“They numbed me up,” Perry said. “I woke up and I was out of surgery.”

Perry is to remain on crutches for the remainder of this week and then he hopes the rehabilitation starts to expedite his return to the lineup.

“That’s my goal,” Perry said. “I don’t like sitting out and watching the team play.”

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 31 56 28 87
C. Perry 81 43 39 32 82
N. Bonino 77 22 27 14 49
M. Perreault 69 18 25 13 43
A. Cogliano 82 21 21 13 42
C. Fowler 70 6 30 15 36
K. Palmieri 71 14 17 9 31
D. Winnik 76 6 24 6 30
H. Lindholm 78 6 24 29 30
S. Koivu 65 11 18 3 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 20 5 0 .923 2.29
J. Hiller 29 13 7 .911 2.48


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