Welcome to the famous 'Dubious Cff-Ice Injury Club,' Corey Crawford. It's a pretty legit group — from Claude Giroux shattering a golf club (roar), to Erik Johnson tearing up his knee on a golf cart, to even Hall of Fame defenseman Brian Leetch slipping on a piece of ice getting into a New York City cab.
And there's always a degree of shadiness to all of them because let's face it, hockey players like to go out, and they like to have fun, and who knows what contributes to these factors.
Anyway, according to Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune, Crawford is out 2-3 weeks with a left foot injury sustained while leaving a concert. While Crawford wouldn't say how it happened specifically, above is an unrelated photo of him that was taken at House of Blues in Chicago on Monday.
When Crawford talked to reporters, he was in a walking boot.
According to Kuc, Crawford said he missed a step while walking out of a concert, but wouldn't say if alcohol was involved.
But he was indeed contrite in his comments, the vagueness of which can be construed as, 'yeah, it was':
"I'm pretty embarrassed about it, frustrated. Things were going really well. Right now I'm just thinking about trying to get back as quickly as possible and make sure I'm right back where I was (where) I left off.”
Later in the story Crawford said he feels "pretty bad about it ..."
So this means Chicago will probably go with the tandem of Scott Darling and Antti Raanta for the interim.
Hey, these guys are human beings. It could have happened to any of us. But since Crawford is an NHL star being handsomely compensated for his services and a public figure, he will have to deal with the shame of his injury which occurred while having fun. Oh, the horror.
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