Jordan Eberle suffers ‘deep’ skate blade cut in Seattle!

Jordan Eberle suffers ‘deep’ skate blade cut in Seattle!

Scary news...



Scary news out of Seattle on Wednesday night as the Kraken announces that forward Jordan Eberle suffered a deep cut from a skate blade to the upper part of his leg in practice earlier today. 

The team therefore announced it had recalled  top prospect Shane Wright from its AHL affiliate as an emergency replacement, though now everyone is focused on Eberle's status.

In an article just published by the Seattle Times, we find out that "Eberle suffered “a deep cut” near his quad muscle area after Jaden Schwartz stepped on a puck and lost his balance — causing his skate blade to cut Eberle." The veteran forward was taken to the hospital for a MRI and further evaluation to determine the severity of the injury.

“They’re doing an MRI to see if it got the tendon, so I don’t know enough yet,” GM Ron Francis said. “It wasn’t gushing but it was a deep cut, so they’ve taken him to a hospital and they’re doing an MRI.”

“I think we dodged a bullet,” Francis added. “But he’s going to be pretty sore tomorrow.”

Now when we hear that a player has been cut by a skate blade, we quickly think of poor Adam Johnson, who died after his neck was cut by an opponent’s skate in a freak accident on the ice playing overseas in England. Johnson, who played in 13 NHL games for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2019 and 2020, was playing for the Nottingham Panthers in a Challenge Cup game against the Sheffield Steelers when he was hit by the blade of the skate during an Elite Ice Hockey League game.

Eberle is lucky, though we all know it could have turned terribly wrong with the femoral artery going through. We are so glad that Eberle is stable and under evaluation.

Once the test results are in, Eberle's timeline should become clearer, but it's possible this injury will cause him to miss more than just one game.

 Seattle currently sits fifth place of the Pacific division with a 4-6-3 record and will face the Avalanche in Colorado on Thursday.

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