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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bruins Injury Update: Adam McQuaid working hard to fully recover


By on 6/24/2014 06:48:00 PM

Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid has been in and out of the lineup for the past few seasons after suffering multiple injuries. He is hoping this will be the last of the 'bad luck' for the next little while and he could return to play a full season.

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It started in 2013 when McQuaid was sidelined for 11 games after suffering a shoulder injury. He returned only to suffer an upper body injury where he missed 1 game.

The past season he missed 8 games due to a groin injury. He returned only to be out another 9 games due to a 'lower-body' injury. Once he returned, he missed another 52 games with a lower body injury, 34 of the games were from the end of the regular season and the other 12 he missed during the playoffs.

Also at some point during the beginning of the 2013 it has been said he was suffering from a 'potentially dangerous' blood clot.

McQuaid recently had surgery to repair his ankle. It was aggravated when he was recovering from the strained hamstrings.

“It’s frustrating just having, getting, feeling like I was getting close at times and having setbacks and just never quite getting there. In a way each day I was kind of holding onto hope and each time I really did think that I was going to be alright to get back,” said McQuaid. “Mentally I think it made me stronger just going through this and, of course, I hope it’s all behind me now.

“But at the end of the day it was something that really I couldn’t control, and I knew I was doing everything that I could. At this point it’s just giving it the actual time to heal that it needs and, again, I have no worries about it going forward.”

“It’s been a long time since I’ve really felt good and felt like myself,” said McQuaid. “So in a way I feel good that there’s a possibility that I could feel that much better than I have in recent times, so it’s all positive for me in that mindset.”

McQuaid hopes to be ready for the training camp in September and hopes to be ready for the start of the season in October when the Bruins play the Flyers for their home opener game.



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