New York Jets prospect Morgan Barron was involved in a scary incident during a recent AHL game, where he suffered a facial injury after taking a skate to the face.
Barron, who was playing for the Hartford Wolf Pack, was involved in a collision with an opponent during the game. As a result of the collision, the opponent’s skate accidentally struck Barron in the face, causing a deep cut that required 75 stitches to close.
The incident occurred during the first period of the game, and Barron was immediately taken to the hospital for treatment. The young forward underwent surgery to repair the damage and is expected to make a full recovery.
Barron, who was drafted by the Jets in the sixth round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, has been making a name for himself in the AHL this season. The 22-year-old forward has recorded 11 goals and 10 assists in 34 games with the Wolf Pack.
The injury is a setback for Barron, who was hoping to make a strong impression on the Jets’ coaching staff ahead of next season. However, the team has expressed their support for the young prospect and wishes him a speedy recovery.
Barron himself has remained positive despite the injury, stating that he’s grateful for the support he’s received and is looking forward to getting back on the ice as soon as possible.
The incident serves as a reminder of the dangers of playing professional hockey and the importance of safety measures to protect players from serious injuries.