I have nothing to back up the fact that this is season-ending, except the following article and photo. Yuck:
From what we're getting at Philly.com, during the 2nd period a skate (
unkown currently as to whom Update below) sliced down through the Wellwood's leg. The result was a bloody mess and he was rushed to the hospital. Terry Murray has apparently confirmed he's been through one surgery to repair the "initial damage" and so now he may need another depending on how that works out.
This further depletes a roster that's already giving time to Rosehill, so where we go from here is going to be ohhhhhhhhhhh so much fun.
As one added note: If Wellwood had been called up to the Flyers... maybe this doesn't happen? ::Gouges eyes out::
Update: According to the Post-Star, Eric was cut BY HIS OWN SKATE after going hard into the boards. Qoute from the link, emphasis mine:
Wellwood fell into the boards on a penalty kill and caught the back of his right leg with his own skate, cutting tendons. He skated to the bench, then off the ice with the trainer while the puck was still in play, leaving a trail of blood. He was immediately taken to a nearby hospital for surgery.
"They’ll obviously close up the wound with the vascular injury and he’ll have surgery again (Monday) morning if there’s any need to have surgery pertaining to the tendons," head coach Terry Murray said in a phone interview. "I don’t think anyone really saw it. It was away from the play. In conversation, everyone figures it was an accident that happened to himself. The play was already in the offensive zone and this happened in the neutral zone, so we’re not sure exactly what took place."
Seriously, guys, does it get any more 2013 Flyers than this?
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