MacLeod toughin' it out

JASON HILLS, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 11:51 AM ET

Having just been released from the Toronto Rock, Edmonton Rush newcomer Mike MacLeod is trying to make an impression.

But he's taken it to a whole new level.

MacLeod has been sporting a big bandage around his head with remnants of blood splattered all through the bandage.

The blood, the bandage has nothing to do with lacrosse.

"I was horsing around with a roommate and I ended up tripping over a bunch of shoes and I fell head first into our pane glass door," smiled MacLeod.

It took 18 stitches to close the big gash on his head. He arrived in Edmonton on Friday, and got the stitches out and went right onto the floor.

"I've had to get it re-taped because it's opened up a few times," said MacLeod. "This big cut hasn't hindered the way I play, it just hasn't made me the most good looking guy in the sport right now."

Despite the late arrival in camp, Rush head coach Bob Hamley doesn't see MacLeod going anywhere anytime soon.

"We pulled him off the practice roster of Toronto's last year, and Toronto matched the offer," said Hamley.

"He's a kid we know really well, and he's gritty, and we have him trying out on the right-hand offensive side because we have some holes there.

"He's got a really good shot at making this club."


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