The Red Wings’ website posted an update on Jack Adams’ injury from Jack Adams himself. Adams speaks to fans in his latest “You Don’t Know Jack” blog entry:
I was having such a good camp and having so much fun. I was confident and pleased with how my meetings and games went, and I was looking forward to getting home and starting my summer training. Then …
Human beings often abide by the “Not-Me” syndrome, meaning we often feel immune to struggle, adversity, pain and injury. Personally, this year has been full of mixed emotions, and sadly, this past weekend, I received the news that no athlete ever wants to hear.
“Jack, you’ve fully torn your ACL and your MCL, and you’ll need surgery in the near future.” Instantly, my dad and I started laughing. Another thing to deal with, seriously? I was filled with anger, tears, and thoughts you don’t want to think about for the remainder of the day and the flight home. And honestly, what was most difficult for me was seeing seeing my dad by my side, devastated.
I’m sitting outside on my deck, writing to you all, relaying a simple message: I am not a victim, nor will I approach my recovery process with that self-defeating attitude.