Found April 05, 2013 on
Zach Redmond is pretty lucky to be in a position where he can consider a return to the NHL. In fact, Redmond is extremely fortunate to even be alive. If you recall, Redmond suffered a horrifying injury back on February 21st when a teammate accidentally stepped on his leg during practice, slicing his leg open and cutting the femoral artery. Thanks to the quick actions of teammates and team doctors out on the ice, Redmond not only survived, but is expected to make a full recovery.
Roughly six weeks later, Redmond is back on the ice skating and has one of the ugliest scars in the NHL.
Be warned - the photo below is not for the faint of heart.
#NHLJets Zach Redmond shows scar from skate cut. #cbcmb twitter.com/MitchPeacock1/…
— Mitch Peacock (@MitchPeacock1) April 5, 2013
Doctors have said it's practically a miracle that Redmond is back skating after such a serious injury. After seeing the pictures of his scar, we fully understand why.
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Cited by doctors as a “miracle” recovery, Winnipeg Jets forward Zach Redmond was back on the ice skating on Friday morning, only a little more than a month after suffering a lacerated femoral artery after a teammate’s skate gashed his upper leg. Jets team doctor Peter MacDonald was quoted in the Winnipeg Press as stating that the team expects Redmond back in training camp next...
Winnipeg Jets defender Zach Redmond is lucky to be alive following having his femoral artery slashed by a skate just over six weeks ago, and even more incredible is that he returned to the ice today. As a reminder of what happened, Zach has a nice little scar which you can check out below.
Docs for #nhljets expect Zach Redmond to make full recovery and be in training camp, if not...
Scars are just as much a part of hockey as pucks, pads and swear words.
Zach Redmond, who was cut by teammate Antti Miettinen’s skate during a practice at PNC Arena in Raleigh on Feb. 21, has made a “miraculous” recovery, Jets team physician Dr. Peter MacDonald told the Winnipeg Free Press.
And he’s got the cool scar to prove it, as seen below.
#NHLJets Zach Redmond shows...
Winnipeg Jets defenseman Zach Redmond nearly lost his life when his femoral artery was sliced by a skate, now he's showing off his survival scar.
What is it with these hockey players getting injured in practice? First we showed you the nasty scar on Alex Ovechkin aft…
Winnipeg Jets defenseman Zach Redmond is lucky to be alive, and he now has a massive scar to remind him of that on a daily basis. In February, Redmond had his femoral artery slashed by a skate during practice and underwent three-hour emergency surgery. The injury occurred during a practice drill in front of the net, and blood reportedly pooled onto the ice as trainers tended to the...
"It’s nothing short of a miracle considering what’s he’s been through. We’re all aware of what happened. Considering the magnitude of the injury and the insult, not only to the leg but the whole body, it’s quite miraculous."
-Winnipeg Jets head physician Dr. Peter MacDonald regarding Zach Redmond skating today.
In case you don't recall what happened...