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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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 236 226 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 248 201 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 232 208 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 229 189 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 242 222 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 231 201 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 230 210 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 241 216 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 220 205 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 261 260 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 219 227 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 228 232 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 198 283 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 170 272 56

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Perry 6 5 8 6 13
R. Getzlaf 6 2 8 6 10
J. Silfverberg 6 2 5 6 7
R. Kesler 6 3 3 3 6
S. Vatanen 6 2 4 6 6
H. Lindholm 6 1 5 4 6
P. Maroon 6 2 2 4 4
A. Cogliano 6 1 3 4 4
C. Fowler 6 1 2 3 3
S. Despres 6 0 3 2 3
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 6 0 0 .942 1.64


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