(Warning: The video is tough to watch.)
There was an absolutely frightening moment during Tuesday’s AHL game between the San Diego Gulls and San Antonio Rampage.
With the Gulls leading 1-0 in the second period, Brian McGrattan and Daniel Maggio squared off. After a flurry of punches, Maggio caught McGrattan with a right hand, knocking him out cold. As McGrattan fell to the ice, he landed face first. Immediately players and officials signaled for help.
A stretcher was called, and the Gulls later Tweeted that McGrattan was conscious and alert and had full movement.
Hoping you are ok @bigern10 thoughts are with you and the family
— George Parros (@GeorgeParros) January 20, 2016
Thanks to our hockey family for reaching out tonight. We def feel the love. The big man is a warrior 👊🏻
— Michelle McGrattan (@babycupcake84) January 20, 2016
McGrattan, who has over 100 fights under his belt, according to HockeyFights.com, was signed by the Anaheim Ducks over the summer after splitting last season with the Calgary Flames and their AHL affiliate in Adirondack. He's recorded five goals and eight points in 36 games this season for San Diego.
Thanks for all the msgs. Everything is fine i am not dead and will be back shortly!! Been around a long time and know the risks!!
— brian mcgrattan (@bigern10) January 20, 2016
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