Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) - Winnipeg Jets defenseman Zach Redmond is
on the mend after pulling through a freak life-threatening injury and
The 24-year-old was hospitalized Thursday after having his leg seriously cut
by a teammate's skate during a morning practice.
Redmond sustained a laceration to his right femoral artery and vein as the
Jets were preparing for Thursday's road game against the Carolina Hurricanes.
The rookie was transported to an area hospital and underwent surgery for
approximately three hours to repair the wound.
On Monday, Redmond's family issued a statement expressing gratitude and
"We are truly overwhelmed by the tremendous support we have received on behalf
of Zach. The outpouring of emotion and kind words we have received has helped
our family get through this difficult time. We are eternally grateful for the
quick response of the Winnipeg Jets training and coaching staff as well as
Zachs teammates, who without reservation jumped to his aid, heroically took
control of the situation and made sure Zach was given the proper care, in turn
saving his life.
"Zach is currently in positive spirits, and getting the rest he needs while
surrounded by family and friends in a Raleigh area hospital. We are deeply
appreciative of all the support and are optimistic about Zachs full recovery
and future. At this time, we hope that Zach and ourselves, as well as his
friends, can have a little privacy as he begins the healing process. Thank you
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