The Hershey Bears announced today that defenseman Madison Bowey will be out indefinitely after a “slight laceration of the tendon on his ankle” in Wednesday night’s game in Syracuse. The 21-year-old underwent surgery in Syracuse Wednesday and will be expected to make a full recovery.
The injury happened midway through the first period when Bowey put pressure on Syracuse defenseman Luke Witkowski on the penalty kill. Witkowski skated the puck past Bowey and the faceoff dot when it looks like his skate caught an open area on Bowey’s leg. Below is a gif of the event.
In his second season as a pro, Bowey is second in points for Bears defensemen with three goals and nine assists through 25 games. Bowey missed four games at the end of November after sustaining a lower body injury on November 18th against Syracuse.
Hershey currently has seven active defensemen on their roster, with Joey Leach and Darren Dietz missing Wednesday night’s game due to injuries. The Bears return to the ice on Friday night against Bridgeport in Hershey.
12/29/2016 – (Hershey, PA- December 29, 2016)-The Hershey Bears announced today that defenseman Madison Bowey sustained a slight laceration of the tendon on his ankle when struck by an opposing skate during Wednesday’s game at Syracuse. He underwent a successful repair of the tendon in Syracuse last night and is expected to make a full recovery.
Bowey will be out indefinitely as he recovers from his injury.