Lefsrud breaks wrist in farm fall

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 8:00 AM ET

It turns out that farming has become a dangerous occupation for Kevin Lefsrud.

The former starting centre for the Eskimos suffered a broken wrist in a fall on his farm near Viking last week.

"I fell two storeys and came crashing down to the ground," said Lefsrud, who was climbing a ladder that was originally hooked to the top of a grain bin last Monday.

But the safety hook on the bin that was securing the ladder broke, causing the ladder to shift and Lefsrud to jump to avoid falling backward.

He suffered two breaks in one bone in his left wrist and had surgery last Thursday.

"They wired it tight," he said.

Although he's retired and knows head coach Danny Maciocia has apparently shut the door on his return, Lefsrud believes he could be healthy enough to play the final nine games of the season, if he's called upon.


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