Perry Reflects on Injury
Corey Perry commented Sunday on the torn quadricep injury that will keep him out six weeks
By Matt Vevoda
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
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.
The freak injury occurred at
“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
“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
“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.”