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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Matthew Gordon Eye Injury: Career Ending?

I saw the puck that hit Matthew Gordon Saturday night. I saw him skate over to the locker room for some stitches. It wasn't anything out of the ordinary for a hockey game. Facial cuts are common ... but the damage that puck did was definitely uncommon. The Anchorage Daily News is reporting that Steve Cobb says the injury could be career threatening. The article doesn't detail the extent of the injury but the commenter who alerted me to this in the previous post mentioned retinal damage. Wow. That's a shock.

Writing about a potentially career ending injury isn't something I have much experience with. Thank god they don't happen very often. Matthew's only outing was evidence to me that he could do well at this level. He played well and looked confident. I guess its only left to hope that the surgery to repair the damage leaves Matthew without any deficits in his permanent sight. Whether he plays hockey again or not. Best wishes to Matthew and his family. This has got to be a difficult time for them.


Suze said...

Thoughts and prayers go out to Matthew and his family. Get well soon Matt!

Matt said...

Best Wishes for a quick and complete recovery from a CC Tigers fan.

annabelle said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time Matt. Take care.

Butchie T. in Colorado Springs said...

Whishing a speedy and full recovery to you Matthew. You are in our thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Get well soon matt!
and Godbless

Suze said...

I'm sure it would mean a lot to Matt to get your well wishes and get well cards. Send them to him via this address:

Matt Gordon c/o
UAA Athletic Department
2801 Providence Dr.
WFSC 220
Anchorage, AK 99508

Jeff said...

Go here if you want to watch the uaa vs. umd games. it will cost a few bucks but it's worth it.

Suze said...

Thanks for posting that link Jeff. I watched it tonight, and it was pretty good. Kinda small screen and a bit blurry when I enlarged it, but worth $6 to see the team play.

Sergey said...

I wish you the best, though the next 3 months will be rough, for now only time will tell, best of luck.

Jeff said...

No Prob

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