Cardiff Devils defenceman Evan Mosey is recovering from reconstructive knee surgery after suffering an injury at the World Championships in Bratislava in May.
Mosey was injured in the middle period of Team GB’s last game of the tournament, the historic win over France, but the jubilation was soured with the thought of a few weeks of recovery for Mosey after the tournament.
Bad news turned worse after an MRI scan showed that he needed his ACL reconstructed, a surgery that could see him out of action for 6 to 8 months.
Devils Coach Andrew Lord said: “This is a big loss for us. Evan is a big part of our team and he was one of the first players signed up for next season.
“Our first priority was to ensure that Evan got the surgery as soon as possible. Team GB and Ice Hockey UK were extremely helpful in making this happen, so we want to thank them for everything they have done to help Evan.
“Our partnership with Nuffield Health helped get him in right away and we are lucky to have one of the best surgeons in the UK doing the surgery, a procedure that he has done on a few of the Devils over the years.”
Mosey is expected to make a full recovery but in the meantime the injury means another player to recruit for Andrew Lord.