His right leg was cut open by the skate of a Wakefield player, and for roughly 5 minutes, the crowd at TD Garden was silent as Perry was attended to on the ice near the penalty box. With a 12-inch gash in his leg and losing blood, he was transported to Mass. General.
According to Marshfield High athletic director Lou Silva, Perry underwent surgery on the deep muscle cut Sunday evening.
"There were no broken bones and no severing or injury to any arteries," said Silva in a phone conversation on Monday afternoon. "It was certainly very frightening. He's very lucky that it didn't come close to hitting an artery."
Silva said that Perry will be on crutches for a while and hopes to start physical therapy within three weeks. Before the accident, Marshfield coach Dan Connolly felt that Perry was his team's best player on the ice. The Rams rallied for a 3-2 win for the program's first state crown since 2006.
Perry was expected to be released from the hospital on Monday.
The Atlantic Coast League champs finished the season 19-3-5 after outscoring opponents 38-13 during an eight=game win streak dating back to mid-February.
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