Sunday, September 23, 2007

Dan Boyle Injures Wrist In Freak Accident

Tampa Bay Lighting defenceman Dan Boyle will miss several weeks with wrist surgery because of a freak accident after last night's game against Washington. Boyle was apparently distracted while hanging up one of his skates and dropped it, cutting his left wrist open. The laceration also cut one of his tendons, and that will require immediate surgery.

Not sure on what distracted him (Maybe Vinny L asking him if something looked like a pimple or a boyle?), but not to make light of the situation, this is a serious issue for Lighting fans. He's a key cog on their powerplay, and I'm not sure what they'll do in his absence. I remember when Donald Audette cut a tendon in his wrist when it was stepped on during a game, but I'm sure this isn't as serious as it wasn't forced down, but rather dropped. Audette missed significant time, and I'm sure Boyle will too.

4 comments:

KingHank30 said...

OUCH! that is no picnic. those skates are really sharp. brings back memmories of that time when some goalie severed his jugular vein and saved himself. blood spurting all oveer the ice. uhh!

Eggshmeg said...

Yeah, Clint Malarchuk. As a goalie who doesn't wear a neck guard, that gives me shivers.

KingHank30 said...

Hey EG (pun intended), where is everybody. This place is like a grave yard. and whats with that blog rating thing?

Eggshmeg said...

Once the real season starts we'll have more blogs, I guarantee it. I'll be having a meeting soon, so I'll tell you via PM when it is. The blog rating is from Ballhype, they measure the most popular sports blogs from around the world, so as of now we are the 78th most popular NHL blog in the world.