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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Avalanche Injury Update: Sarich doesn't expect surgery, is up and moving

By on 8/02/2014 03:30:00 PM

According to James O'Brien of NBC Sports, Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cory Sarich, who had been in a cycling accident last week, looks to be in better shape than he had expected. Sarich had sustained five broken vertebrae, after being struck by a vehicle while on his bicycle, as well as a severe case of road rash. However, he has confirmed that he will not be needing surgery to repair the damage.

Cory Sarich has been staying in a hospital in Calgary recovering from the incident last week. He has been updating his Twitter account with information regarding his recovery as well as his gratitude for friends' and family's concern for his well-being. Among the updates, Sarich confirmed that he will not be undergoing any surgery for his broken vertebrae, and that he will not need a brace, either.

Due to the injuries, it is unknown whether or not Sarich will be able to return to his NHL career, although he seems to be recovering relatively quickly. Sarich has been in good spirits since the injury.

After 54 games of his first season with the Colorado Avalanche, the veteran defenseman scored one goal and nine assists and had an overall plus-seven rating, but did not make an appearance in the Avalanche's playoff run. He is currently an unrestricted free agent, awaiting a contract for when he is ready to play again.

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