February 22, 2013
Zach Redmond's life was saved -- doctor
By PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

Zach Redmond is lucky to be alive today after having his femoral artery cut during a practice drill Thursday. A doctor says only the quick actions of Jets players, coaches and training staff saved his life. (QMI Agency/Files)

WINNIPEG - Zach Redmond could have died on the ice at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, if it hadn't been for the quick actions of players, coaches and trainers with the Winnipeg Jets.

Dr. Brian Goldman, an emergency room physician in Toronto and host of the program White Coat, Black Art on CBC Radio, says the type of cut Redmond suffered to his thigh calls for immediate action.

“A through-and-through laceration of a femoral artery is potentially life-threatening, because you can bleed out,” Goldman told the Winnipeg Sun, Friday. “You can bleed to death within minutes.”

Redmond and some teammates were doing drills around the net when he was the victim of a freak accident, falling down and having Antti Miettinen step on him with his skate.



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