Vancouver Canucks rookie Brock Boeser was having an incredible rookie season before it came to an abrupt halt on March 5th.
The 21 year old took a big hit by New York Islanders froward Cal Clutterbuck that threw him into the open frame of the door at the Canucks bench and broke the transverse process on Boeser's L4 vertebrae.
Broeser says that it was an extremely scary incident that could have ended more than just his season.
“It was hard, especially because I love the game so much and I never want to miss any games,” Boeser told Sportsnet on Wednesday. “But I’ve got to look at the other side of it. I am pretty lucky because that injury could have ended my career, honestly.
“Right after, when I was going to the hospital, that’s the thoughts you have because I was in so much pain. It was definitely scary. (But) the first thing I did when I was laying there on the ice was move my toes and legs. Then I could relax a little bit. I knew something was wrong; I just didn’t know what it was. It was still pretty scary.”