PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 01: Eric Wellwood of the Philadelphia Flyers in his first NHL game looks on against the Carolina Hurricanes on November 1, 2010 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Flyers defeat the Hurricanes 3-2. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Eric Wellwood probably never thought he’d be compared to Curt Schilling.
After all, Wellwood is a hockey player.
On Sunday, the forward for the Adirondack Phantoms, the Flyers’ AHL affiliate, suffered a gruesome cut to his right leg, just above the ankle, according to PostStar.com.
The 23-year-old from Ontario was sliced by a skate away from the play during the Phantoms’ 4-1 loss to Bridgeport, and blood began to fill his boot immediately.
“Wellwood coasted from where he fell into the boards in front of the penalty box across the ice to the bench on his own,” Diana C. Nearhos reports. “When he got to the bench, everyone saw the blood. One player said Wellwood’s skate filled with blood, calling it ‘scary.’”
Wellwood had surgery Sunday night and will have another surgery Monday, according to head coach Terry Murray.
Teammate Danny Syvret tweeted out a picture of his comrade’s bloody boot and compared him to former MLB hurler Curt Schilling. The photo can be seen below.
Scary incident today. Here's to hoping Eric Wellwood and his Curt Schilling Skate recover quickly. #Phantomaniac http://t.co/UjPQr3uQOk— Danny Syvret (@DannySyvret) April 08, 2013