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Perry Reflects on Injury

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

Monday, 03.10.2008 / 1:07 PM PT / 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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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 56 36 16 4 158 128 76
2 DAL 53 33 15 5 170 142 71
3 STL 55 30 17 8 132 129 68
4 LAK 51 31 17 3 135 117 65
5 SJS 51 27 20 4 147 138 58
6 NSH 53 25 20 8 136 139 58
7 COL 55 27 24 4 148 152 58
8 ANA 51 25 19 7 113 121 57
9 MIN 52 23 20 9 127 126 55
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 52 20 20 12 120 142 52
12 CGY 51 23 25 3 134 148 49
13 WPG 52 23 26 3 136 150 49
14 EDM 54 21 28 5 132 164 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Perry 51 21 15 -4 36
R. Getzlaf 47 5 31 7 36
R. Rakell 48 11 15 -3 26
R. Kesler 51 11 15 -8 26
S. Vatanen 51 6 18 -2 24
J. Silfverberg 51 6 11 -3 17
C. Stewart 45 7 9 1 16
A. Cogliano 51 5 11 -10 16
H. Lindholm 50 6 8 -5 14
C. Fowler 38 3 9 -11 12
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 10 8 5 .918 2.33
J. Gibson 12 8 2 .917 2.13


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