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Mikhail Sergachev injury
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The former Canadiens player, Mikhail Sergachev, posts a very powerful message following his injury

Published February 8, 2024 at 8:55 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

On Wednesday night, Mikhail Sergachev suffered a serious injury after colliding with Alexis Lafrenière of the New York Rangers.

The defenseman's ankle bent severely, and he left the ice on a stretcher. He is expected to miss an extended period. The worst part is that he was returning from an injury, having missed the previous 17 games for the Lightning.

Here is the video of the incident if you haven't seen it:




The day after the incident, he posted a powerful message on social media:

"Oh man, why me? Why now? After all the games I missed, coming back and getting injured again, feels unfair, feels terrible. Trying to stay calm and positive, but it's impossible. After doing everything right I get this. The universe is unpredictable I guess, and has its own plans but f*ck the universe man, I know I'll come back stronger and I know I'll play better than before, but it's tough right now, and it's gonna be tough tomorrow. We all fight our own battles and this is mine. I'll win, always do. Pain meds are good tho, if I was in the forest by myself I'd be dead, crazy innit? Wanted to write how I feel here, but just wanted to let people that care about me know! I appreciate all of your messages. Thanks to the medical staff."

- Mikhail Sergachev

It's evident how mentally challenging it must be to work so hard to get to a certain point and then face such setbacks. It's reminiscent of Kirby Dach, who missed the end of the last season, worked hard all summer, came back, and learned that his season was over after only his second game.

Hopefully, his rehabilitation will proceed well and quickly.

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