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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 / 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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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 35 22 8 5 101 96 49
2 CHI 34 23 9 2 106 67 48
3 STL 33 21 9 3 100 81 45
4 NSH 31 21 8 2 87 64 44
5 SJS 34 19 11 4 97 87 42
6 WPG 34 17 10 7 83 80 41
7 VAN 32 19 11 2 92 90 40
8 LAK 34 17 11 6 94 84 40
9 CGY 35 17 15 3 100 95 37
10 MIN 31 16 12 3 91 84 35
11 DAL 32 14 13 5 95 109 33
12 COL 33 12 13 8 85 101 32
13 ARI 32 11 17 4 74 104 26
14 EDM 34 7 20 7 74 116 21

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 34 12 25 7 37
R. Kesler 35 11 15 -2 26
S. Vatanen 35 9 15 -1 24
C. Perry 23 14 8 11 22
M. Beleskey 35 15 3 11 18
C. Fowler 34 3 14 1 17
J. Silfverberg 35 4 12 3 16
H. Lindholm 34 4 11 12 15
P. Maroon 27 2 12 -5 14
D. Smith-Pelly 31 4 8 3 12
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Gibson 2 2 0 .927 2.28
F. Andersen 18 5 4 .913 2.41


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