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.
Top photo courtesy of Winnipeg's official Twitter account.