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Update and Info about Matt MacKenzie Injury

February 3, 2012 - By
Update and Info about Matt MacKenzie Injury

Matt MacKenzie is a defenseman on the Rochester Americans roster that only played 15 games up until his nasty injury on December 3rd against the Hamilton Bulldogs in which he had his leg cut wide open.  Lisa McRitchie who writes for the Oil Patch on Kukla’s Korner recently caught up with MacKenzie and wrote the following below.  He’s expecting to be back on the ice in a couple of weeks and will slowly work towards getting back into game shape.

Sadly, this was not a simple nostalgic trip to Calgary. Instead, Mackenzie has been recovering from a laceration to his quad suffered in a game in Hamilton on December 3rd.

“It was just a weird play,” Mackenzie said of the injury. “We both fell and I didn’t know that I had fallen on his skate at first. We fell and my whole leg went numb so I knew that something was wrong.

“I went to the bench and I saw the blood on my socks and I got rushed to the trainer’s room.  I went right to hospital. They looked at me and did a surgery. They did another surgery when I got back to Rochester.

“Five weeks of [...]Read More