The Adirondack Phantoms’ Eric Wellwood may not return this season. During a Phantoms game at Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Wellwood’s right leg was sliced open by a skate.
According to the game report from the Phantoms, he was taken off the ice while the puck was in play and he left a trail of blood on the ice as he headed to the locker room.
From then he was taken to a nearby hosiptal in Bridgeport, Conn. and had surgery. Poststar.com’s AHL Beat Writer Diana C. Nearhos also reported,
Murray confirmed everything. Wellwood is in surgery right now to repair the vascular damage and will remain at the hospital for a few days.
— Diana C. Nearhos (@dianacnearhos) April 8, 2013
This is a pretty serious injury for the AHL player so it looks like his season may be over.
Flyers fans will recognize Wellwood’s name as he played a few games with the team last season and played four games with the NHL this season while Danny Briere was injured.