ESPN’s John Buccigross revealed that Red Wings prospect and Union College forward Jack Adams suffered torn ligaments in his knee during the final scrimmage at the Red Wings’ summer development camp, and the Daily Gazette’s Mike MacAdam shares more about Adams’ injury:
Adams, a 6-foot-6, 210-pound forward from Boxford, Mass., suffered a full tear of the anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in his right knee, according to a message he posted to his Instagram account Monday.
A sixth-round draft pick of the Detroit Red Wings in 2017, Adams was hurt while participating in the Red Wings’ NHL Prospects Development Camp. He said on Instagram that he’s confident he’ll make a full recovery.
“The last few days have been a whirlwind of emotions for my family and I, as I recently received the news no athlete wants to hear. I’ve completely torn my ACL and MCL in my right knee,” Adams said on Instagram.
“While this news is devastating for myself personally, I am not a victim, nor will I allow myself to go through this recovery process with that self-defeating attitude.”
Adams was coming off a sophomore season in which scored 10 goals and had 12 assists for 22 points in 38 games, good for sixth on the team, and the third most among players who are expected to to return in 2019-20.
Continued, and here are the social media posts of note:
Union Dutchman/ @DetroitRedWings prospect Jack Adams (@J_Danglefest2) fully tore his ACL and MCL on the last day of development camp after a knee on knee hit. He told me Surgery is in a month. Full recovery expected.. 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/9Qp35E18WQ— Bucci Mane (@Buccigross) July 2, 2019
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The last few days have been a whirlwind of emotions for my family and I, as I recently received the news no athlete wants to hear. I’ve completely torn my ACL & MCL in my right knee. While this news is devastating for myself personally, I am not a victim, nor will I allow myself to go through this recovery process with that self-defeating attitude. The amount of support my family and I have received the last 48 hours is truly humbling, and with my faith, family, friends, @notmarksanchez , the @detroitredwings and the amazing doctors in Boston, I’m confident I will make a full recovery. God has a plan for each and every one of us, and I’m assured that this is just a speed bump along my journey. I have all the confidence in my brothers at @unionmhockey this upcoming season, and I can’t wait to see what they accomplish. As @edelman11 kindly messaged me yesterday morning, tough times don’t last, tough people do. God bless, Go U